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Wedgwood Museum Collections Not Protected
Everyone at the Wedgwood Museum, and the Museum's many friends and supporters, are dismayed that the Court decision has not confirmed the understanding of successive trustees that the Museum's Collections are held in Trust and must, therefore, be protected. This decision means that work must now start in earnest to secure the necessary funds to ensure that the nationally and internationally significant collections can continue to be conserved and exhibited in the award winning Museum at Barlaston and are not unnecessarily lost to private collectors or other museums around the world.
The trustees commented: "This decision comes as a huge disappointment to the trustees of the Wedgwood Museum. We have to some extent been in limbo over the past months with our management and staff unable to concentrate fully on our ambitious plans for the Museum. We have enjoyed widespread support and the trustees take this opportunity to thank all of the bodies and private individuals who have supported the Museum through this difficult time. We remain confident that this significant and broad based support will encourage all parties to now strive for a solution which will save the Museum's Collections for the nation and keep them on display at our award winning Museum at Barlaston. That is now our priority."
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