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Devizes Museum; Uncertainty At Wiltshire Heritage

Just before Christmas the Wiltshire Archaelogical and Natural History Society, which maintains the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, library and gallery in Devizes, heard from the county council that their grant for 2006/7 (£24,500) would not be renewed in 2007/8. One of the oldest of its type in the country, the society was founded in 1853 and has been at its current premises since 1873. Its Stourhead Collection, finds from excavations around Stonehenge by William Cunnington and Richard Colt Hoare, is recognised as one of the most outstanding groups of prehistoric artefacts in Britain. The society said the grant withdrawal threatened the future of the museum.

From British Archaeology March/April 2007
moss Posted by moss
11th February 2007ce
Edited 14th February 2007ce

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