Covid: Museums and galleries ‘fighting for survival’, Art Fund says
Museums and galleries are “fighting for survival” amid the current lockdown, a national charity has warned.
The Art Fund has predicted that small institutions are likely to suffer most and said more help is needed.
So far, the charity has only been able to help 15% of applicants to its emergency response fund.
Earlier this month, it was announced London’s Florence Nightingale Museum is to close for the foreseeable future due to the impact of the pandemic.
The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum in Birkenhead is also under threat of closure, according to the Art Fund.
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