Culture, Media and Sport Committee

25 October 2006

Session 2005-06


Oral Evidence Session - Caring for our Collections

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee announced on 25 July a new inquiry into the heritage sector - Caring for our Collections. 

The Committee is particularly interested in the following issues:

• Funding, with particular reference to the adequacy of the budget for museums, galleries and archives, and the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on Lottery funding for their sector;

• Acquisition and disposal policies with particular reference to due diligence obligations on acquisition and legal restrictions on disposal of objects

• The remit and effectiveness of DCMS, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and other relevant organisations in representing cultural interests inside and outside Government.

The Committee will hold its second oral evidence session at the House of Commons in the Wilson Room,  Portcullis House on Tuesday 31 October at 10.30am. Witnesses are:

At 10.30am

The British Library

The National Archive

At  11.20am

Institute of Conservation

National Council on Archives

At 11.55am

British Film Institute

Film Archive Forum

Bridgeman Art Library