Case for museums: Museums deliver

Museums Deliver, published in January 2010, argued that at a time of economic recovery, and in the run-up to the Olympics, museums are more important than ever.

Museums have reinvented themselves in recent years. Using public funding, they have generated substantial private investment to rebuild, remain relevant and become truly outstanding. With continued public support, our museums will grow through such partnerships, providing outstanding public services and programmes of which Britain can be proud.

Museums and galleries deliver world-class public services which offer individuals and families free and inspiring places to visit and things to do.  Museums attract audiences from home and abroad. They build confidence in Britain and stimulate the creativity and innovation that will help drive economic success. Museums provide the places and resources to which people turn for information and learning. They care for the legacy of the past while creating a legacy for the future.

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