Wedgwood valued at £14m

Administrator sets price for museum's collection
Patrick Steel
The Pension Protection Fund and Begbies Traynor, administrators of the Wedgwood Museum Trust, have valued the museum’s collection at £14m.

The Stoke-on-Trent museum was put into administration in 2010 after Waterford Wedgwood Potteries collapsed and its £134m pension debt was transferred to the museum.

The administrators were given the go-ahead to dispose of the collection to help pay off the deficit following a high court ruling last year.

A consortium comprising the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Art Fund and Victoria and Albert Museum has come together in a bid to save the collection.

As Museums Journal went to press, the collection had yet to be put up for sale.

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