The National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield, Yorkshire

NMSI to sponsor National Coal Mining Museum for England

Simon Stephens, 27.03.2012
DCMS ceding control of seven non-statutory nationals
The National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI) has added to its growing responsibilities by agreeing to take over the sponsorship of National Coal Mining Museum for England from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The move follows the DCMS’s announcement in 2010 that it was looking for new bodies to sponsor its seven non-statutory national museums. The NMSI has already taken on responsibility for one of these organisations, Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, following an announcement in December.

From 1 April, the National Coal Mining Museum will receive its annual grant towards its running costs from the NMSI (the department for culture had previously channelled the museum’s grant through the NMSI).

The National Coal Mining Museum will remain a separate independent charity from the NMSI, with its own board of trustees responsible for the running of the museum. Estelle Morris will remain the chairwoman while Margaret Faull will continue as director.

“We look forward to building on the excellent relationship that we have had with the NMSI over the last 15 years,” said Morris.

The National Coal Mining Museum features in an article being published in April’s Museums Journal on how museums portray protest.


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