Speakers: Nancy Saul, Senior Programme Manager, Art Fund and Cecily Rainey, Manager (Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts Scheme), Arts Council England

In 2022, Art Fund and Arts Council England published the new Everybody is a Winner – A Guide to Giving Art, which highlights how museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the UK can acquire top-quality objects for free or for less than their market value – and how the donor/seller benefits too.
Art Fund, then the National Art Collections Fund, was founded in 1903 to support museums, galleries and historic houses in the face of inadequate public funding for collections. Unfortunately, today museums face the same challenges, with prices at the top of the art market continuing to soar and museum acquisition budgets under increasing pressure. Over the years a number of initiatives have been developed by Art Fund, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to counteract these challenges and make giving or selling art and cultural artefacts to museums and cultural institutions as simple and attractive as possible.
The aim of the new guide is to support owners (and museums) in finding the right scheme for them while demonstrating the impact of these schemes through real-life case studies. All of the schemes are UK-wide and available to owners and institutions across all four nations. In 2022 ACE reported that the Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts Schemes had placed objects valued at over £57 million with public collections across the UK. In the same year, 729 works of art entered public collections through Art Fund’s Gifts and Bequests programme.
The value of these schemes for the museum sector cannot be overstated. We are keen to see more museums and galleries benefit from these schemes, and the guide includes advice on how you can proactively take advantage of them.

May 16 @ 10:45
10:45 — 11:25 (40′)

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