Museums in London are being urged to get more of their collections out of storage and on display as funding cuts will mean fewer landmark exhibitions.
Many museums in the capital keep more than 90% of their collections stored away.
The Museums Association says despite the current economic climate it wants to challenge venues to offer more to the public.
The government says national museums will face a funding cut of 15%.
A BBC Freedom of Information request found the British Museum had spent £86,280 in 2009 and 2010 keeping 99% of its collection in storage.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
London museums urged to show more 'hidden' artefacts