Launch of UK’s first National Inventory of War Memorials
After more than 30 years in storage, the Hereford Screen, one of the metalwork masterpieces of the Victorian age, has been conserved and returned to its former glory. Richly intricate and colourful, this Gothic Revival choir screen was made for Hereford Cathedral and will be unveiled at the V&A on Thursday 24 May.
As it celebrates its twentieth anniversary, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, established by Parliament in 1980 as a memorial to those who died in the two world wars, is announcing details of two important acquisitions.
The National Heritage Memorial Fund has been able to support an ‘eleventh hour’ fast track application for grant from the National Maritime Museum to acquire two items from the collection of items used by Scott and Shackelton on South Pole expeditions in the early 1900s, scheduled to have been sold by public auction tomorrow.
National Heritage Memorial Fund awards £830,000 to relocate HMS Cavalier at Chatham Historic Dockyard.