Today the CMS Committee held a one-off session to discuss the theft/loss of items from the collection of the British Museum reported in the summer this year, the implications for the Museum, and the wider national collection.
In today’s evidence session we heard from two panels. In the first panel we heard from Rt Hon George Osborne CH (Chair of the Trustees, British Museum) and Sir Mark Jones (Interim Director, British Museum). In the second panel we heard from Maria Balshaw CBE (Chair, National Museum Directors Council and Director of Tate) and Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Arts and Heritage).
This evidence session also provided an opportunity to touch on wider issues relating to museums in the UK and heritage.
You can watch the full session here.