Wales’s £6.2m safeguard funding for national museum & library
The Welsh government is giving an extra £6.2m to safeguard the National Museum and the National Library of Wales.
Deputy culture minister Lord Elis-Thomas said the money was to safeguard two of Wales’s most important cultural institutions “to protect jobs and to ensure the sustainability of these two bodies which are responsible for caring for our national collections on behalf of the people of Wales”.
The package is over two financial years to 2022 with £3.95m going to the museum (Amgueddfa Cymru) and £2.25 to the library. The package will also allow the two institutions to take forward plans to ensure stability in the longer terms, said finance minister Rebecca Evans.
“The impact of Covid-19 has posed unprecedented challenges for many organisations and businesses in Wales, and Amgueddfa Cymru is no exception” said the museum’s president, Roger Lewis. “This additional money places us in a stronger position to face these challenges, ensuring Amgueddfa Cymru can actively work to support the healing and rebuilding of the communities of Wales."