HL Deb 13 July 1999 vol 604 c40WA
Lord Freyberg

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will give financial assistance to the Jewish Museum when the London Borough Grants Committee's grant comes to an end in December 2000. [HL3271]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The Jewish Museum, as a designated museum, will receive a grant of £50,000 as part of the first round of awards made by the Designated Museums Challenge Fund for 1999/2000. This fund, established by the Government, will award a total of £15 million to designated museums over the next three years. The grant will assist with documentation, catalogue preparation and photography of the collections, which will together form a high quality database. The Jewish Museum can expect to receive further grants in the next two years.