Rescue have recently been alerted by our members to potential job losses, and possibly threats to collections at Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Hampshire Cultural Trust was formed in 2014 to take over the running of Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council’s Museum Service. A key aim of the independent charity was to generate additional investment, gain access to additional funding opportunities. reducing dependency on local authority funding.
We have written to both the chief executive director of Hampshire Cultural Trust and the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services at Hampshire County Council.
- November 2014, “New trust takes over Hampshire and Winchester art and museums”. Hampshire Chronicle: http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/11575290.New_trust_takes_over_Hampshire_and_Winchester_art_and_museums/
- January 2018, “Job loses at Hampshire Cultural Trust after reduction in grants”. Hampshire Chronicle: http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/15815463.Jobs_will_be_lost_as_cultural_trust_sees_reduction_in_grants/
- Statement from Hampshire Cultural Trust: https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/changes-hampshire-cultural-trust