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Stoke's historic Wedgwood Collection has been saved for the city by a record breaking number of donations from thousands of members of the British public.

A public appeal was launched last month to raise the final £2.74m by 30 November to save the collection to be added to £13m already raised from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund, and a number of private trusts and foundations.

In the fastest fundraising campaign in the Art Fund’s 111-year history, more than 7,000 people donated since it launched on 1 September, one third of these donations came from the Midlands.

The collection, will now be gifted to the Victoria and Albert Museum and will remain on display in the Wedgwood museum.

Stephen Deuchar, the Art Fund Director said: “This was not a cause seen as associated with elitism. This was not fine art for the cultured few. This was a British archive of art and history that potentially meant something to everyone.”

Tristram Hunt, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, said: “The Wedgwood Collection provides perhaps the most compelling account of British industrial, social and design history anywhere in the world. I’m extremely pleased that this treasure trove will now remain intact, in Staffordshire and on display to the public as Wedgwood himself would have wanted.”

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Stoke's Wedgwood Collection saved by £2.74million of public donations

  Stoke's historic Wedgwood Collection has been saved for the city by a record breaking number of donations from thousands of members of the British public. A public appeal was...


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