Lobbying for change

We not only support museums through our grants programmes, fundraising campaigns and marketing initiatives; we also champion museums and galleries across the UK.

The Wedgwood Museum, Staffordshire. We are heavily engaged in talks over the future of the Wedgwood Collection following a High Court judgement that it could be sold to fund a pension deficit.

The Wedgwood Museum, Staffordshire. We are heavily engaged in talks over the future of the Wedgwood Collection following a High Court judgement that it could be sold to fund a pension deficit.

We worked with partners to bring about free admission to national museums, and for several years we have campaigned for the introduction and maintenance of tax incentives to encourage gifts of art to museums. We have always been vocal in trying to prevent any proposals to sell works of art from public collections for financial reasons.

We also try to encourage debate about museums and the objects within them – for example, by holding a Directors' Debate in the summer to coincide with the Museum of the Year ceremony.

We campaign publicly as well as behind the scenes for a range of government policy changes to make museums better places. Our work is focused on three core areas:

If there is a sale, closure or other issue you think we need to be aware of or more vocal about, please let us know by contacting Aalia Kamal, policy manager, at akamal@artfund.org.

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