Autumn Statement Brings Good News For Sector

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AIM is delighted by today’s announcement in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement that the new museums and galleries tax relief will be expanded to include permanent exhibitions.

The new tax relief, which starts in April 2017, was originally only intended to be available for temporary and touring exhibitions.

However, AIM initiated a campaign to include permanent exhibitions in the relief, arguing that the majority of museums would not have been able to benefit from a scheme limited to temporary and touring exhibitions.

The campaign was given strong support by colleagues across the museum sector and we know that its success is down to the fact that the sector presented such a strong and united argument. AIM is very grateful to everyone in museums and support organisations who supported the campaign, writing to their MPs and responding to the consultation.

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Image: Exhibition at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

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Items for Loan from Coventry Transport Museum

As part of a collections review Coventry Transport Museum have identified reserve items that could be offered to other museums on loan. Potential borrowers  need to be aware that the item must go on public display and loans must be for a minimum period of 2 years up to maximum of 5 years.

The vehicles available include: Austin, Daimler, Hillman, Humber, Jaguar Morris, Riley Rover and Triumph cars and commercial vehicles.

For a full list and further details on specific vehicles (as condition does vary from vehicle to vehicle) please contact: Elisabeth Chard-Cooper, Coventry Transport Museum, 02476234282 or email: elisabeth.chard-cooper@culturecoventry.com

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