Huffington Post: Labour say cultural assets should not be the preserve of a privileged few

May 07, 2018 , ,

Major artworks could be moved out of London and into town halls and cathedrals in the regions as part of a Government bid to widen access, HuffPost UK has learned.

Arts and Heritage Minister Michael Ellis has said he will publish plans to ensure items part of the national collection were “shared more strategically” across the country, by the end of the year.

Shadow arts minister Kevin Brennan said: “The Government must do more to help ensure that national cultural assets are shared fairly across the UK. Far too often, arts and culture are seen to be the preserve of a privileged few.

“Last year, around 4,600 artworks in the government’s own art collection were not on display. Labour has promised to widen the reach of the government art collection, and we will continue to push the Government to make sure that our shared cultural heritage is available to all.”