Culture, Media and Sport Committee

13 December 2006

Session 2006-07

Caring for our Collections

Oral evidence session

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 third oral evidence session at the House of Commons in the Grimond Room,  Portcullis House on Tuesday 19 December at 10.30am.

Witnesses are:

At 10.30am

Tyne & Wear Museums

Yorkshire Regional Museums Hub

York Museums Trust

Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust

At approx 11.15am

The Association of Independent Museums

The National Trust

The Wordsworth Trust

At approx 12.00pm

Oxford University Museums

The University Museums Group