UK museum collecting at risk from lack of funding, report warns

Category: Collections Stewardship
Young woman looking at a an altarpiece painting

The article highlights a study by Sir David Cannadine that examines the status of collecting in UK museums in the midst of declining public funding. Cannadine argues the fact that many museums have no collecting strategy at all and suggests that morale of curatorial staff is suffering. The article also touches on the subject of deaccessioning, acknowledging the fact that the majority of museum collections are routinely kept in storage and rarely displayed.

Investigation by Sir David Cannadine for Art Fund paints 'deeply depressing' picture Museum collections in the UK are at risk of becoming "inert and lifeless" unless more money is invested for them to buy objects, according to a report.

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