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Arts Council England: Art Works

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value of works of art owned by Arts Council England was in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08. (203092)

Arts Council England's (ACE) collection was formed in 1946 for the purpose of promoting and enriching the nation's knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art, through touring exhibitions and loans to galleries and public buildings throughout the country. The collection consists of over 7,600 pieces and its value was:

£

2005-06

51,838,000

2006-07

68,220,000

2007-08

72,487,485

These figures have been provided by ACE. The figures for the years 2005-06 and 2006-07 are audited valuations; the 2007-08 figure is based on a valuation that has not yet been audited.