Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: museums and galleries

What we're doing to improve collections and exhibitions, and to make sure everyone can continue to access our national museums.


Export controls on objects of cultural interest

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This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

The current guidance on the export controls on objects of cultural interest can be found on this page.

Find out about the current government’s museum and gallery guidance here.

Published 27 February 2013
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. The DCMS/Wolfson Fund invites eligible museums and galleries to bid for funding from a joint fund of £3 million in 2014-16.
  3. First published.