British museums face fight to gain control of Titanic artefacts

British museums face fight to gain control of Titanic artefacts
 

Hedge funds are competing with a set of British museums to purchase more than 5,000 artefacts recovered from the Titanic after the American company that owns the collection went bankrupt.
The British consortium, which includes the National Maritime Museum and Titanic Belfast, will now have to place a substantially higher offer to ensure that the items go to auction in October.
In July the museums announced they would make a $20m (£15m) bid to acquire the collection, but they were reportedly unable to raise enough money to make an initial offer.
Their venture has the support of James... read more

 
21 September 2018 in World News, Views: 71
Source: Guardian
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