Pounds 137m Dowry for Museums Renaissance
David Lister and Stephen Goodwin, The Independent (London, England)
The National Lottery yesterday handed out a bonanza of pounds 137m to 23 major museums and galleries ranging from the Tate Gallery in London to a new National Museum of Football in Preston.
It left the institutions celebrating a moment as historic as the time in 1753 when a previous lottery funded the building of the British Museum.
The grants, which were being hailed as heralding a renaissance for museums, were carefully and strategically allocated by the Heritage Lottery Fund under Lord Rothschild, sensitive to past criticism that the lottery had favoured high art and the capital at the expense of popular culture and the regions. Lord Rothschild insisted on …
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