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English Heritage To Assume Management Of Apsley House - No.1 London




The management of Apsley House - the London home of the Duke of Wellington and one of the capital's most important historic buildings – is to pass to English Heritage, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced today.

Historic Items Worth £4.2 Million Saved Following Export Deferral



Eleven items worth £4.2 million, including a portrait by Joseph Wright of Derby, an armchair and dressing table designed by Marcel Breuer, and a bronze incense burner attributed to Desiderio da Firenze, were kept in the country following export deferral during 2002-3. All these items will now become available for the public to enjoy, some where they hold a particularly strong local significance.

New Factfile Will Help Spur Future Tourism Growth



Tourism Minister Richard Caborn today announced a new Government initiative that will, for the first time, create a clear benchmark to measure the value of tourism in the UK.

Tessa Jowell Announces £500,000 Special Grant To British Museum To Support Africa 2005 Project



Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today announced a special grant of £500,000 for the British Museum, to fund projects celebrating the link between the UK and Africa.

Jowell launches biggest ever public debate on future of the BBC



Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today launched the biggest ever public debate on the future of the BBC. 


Christopher Frayling to be next Chairman of Arts Council England



 Professor Sir Christopher Frayling is to be the new Chairman of Arts Council England, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced today. 

Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill published



A Bill that paves the way for the sale of the Tote and establishing an Olympic Lottery if the UK's bid is successful, was published today.


Tote Wins Seven Year Licence To Operate Horserace Pool Betting


The Racing - Trust a consortium of racing interests - buying the Tote will have an exclusive licence to run pool betting for seven years, the Government announced today.

Estelle Morris Says Museums Must Tighten Up Procedures To Prevent Acquiring Illicit Cultural Objects



Arts Minister Estelle Morris today said museums must respond to the growing problem of illicit traffic in cultural property by drawing up firmer guidelines on collecting practices.

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