DCMS awards £60m funding to support museums after coronavirus (COVID-19)

DCMS awards £60m funding to support museums after coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has awarded £60m funding to a variety of cultural institutions in order to support them in welcoming back visitors after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum Group, the V&A and the TATE have been awarded over £5m, with other organisations being awarded between £175,000 and £3.85m.

Announcing the funding, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:

‘We’ve given £60 million to safeguard the priceless collections and heritage at many of our beloved cultural institutions so they can be enjoyed by future generations. This builds on our £2 billion Culture Recovery Fund, ensuring that we continue to protect our heritage and culture throughout this pandemic and are able to open up our historic institutions for everyone to enjoy this summer.’

Source: £60 million to protect our national heritage

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