Tag Archives: collection

Metropolitan Museum buys Egyptian treasure

Posted on: October 7, 2014 by Alexander Herman

As reported last week, an important collection of Egyptian antiquities, the Harageh Treasure, was withdrawn from auction at Bonhams in London, where it had been consigned by the Archaeological Institute of America St Louis Society, with an estimated sale price of £80,000 to £120,000. It has since been revealed that the Treasure had been bought by the […]

Wedgwood collection saved

Posted on: October 3, 2014 by Alexander Herman

The Wedgwood collection of porcelain, photographs and paintings has been saved. As reported in September, a deadline had been given of 30 November 2014 to raise the remaining £2.7 million of the nearly £16 million needed for the Art Fund to buy the collection and keep it in one piece. The remaining amount has since […]

English Heritage to be split

Posted on: December 15, 2013 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The Government has announced plans to split English Heritage into two separate organisations.  A new self-financing charity is to be set up by March 2015 to look after the National Heritage Collection, which includes properties such as Stonehenge, Kenwood, Rievaulx Abbey, Kenilworth Castle, Whitby Abbey and Lindisfarne Priory. The charitable status of the new English […]