Letter from Culture Secretary on HM Government position on contested heritage

On 22 September, the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden wrote to DCMS Arm's Length Bodies to outline the Government's position on contested heritage.

Applies to England



The letter was sent to a number of national museums and galleries as well as other Arm’s Length Bodies and invited them to share what contested heritage means in the context of their organisation.

The letter was addressed to: the British Film Institute, British Library, British Museum, Churches Conservation trust, Historic Royal Palaces, Horniman Museum, Imperial War Museum, Museum of the Home, National Archives, National Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Royal Armouries, Royal Museums Greenwich, Royal Parks, Science Museum Group, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Tate Gallery, V&A Museum and Wallace Collection.

The letter was also copied to: Arts Council England, Charity Commission, Historic England, National Lottery Communities Fund, National Lottery Heritage Fund

Published 28 September 2020