Culture, Media and Sport Committee

18 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 Committee Room 8, House of Commons on Tuesday 9 January 2007 at 10.30am.

Witnesses are:

At 10.30am

Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art

Acceptance in Lieu Panel

Sir Nicholas Goodison

The Goodison Review Group

At approx 11.20am

The Heritage Lottery Fund

At approx 11.45am

The Art Fund

At approx 12.10pm

The Art Loss Register

Swift-Find Ltd

The Public Catalogue Foundation