National Library of Wales Set to ‘Lose £1m’ after Draft Budget

Posted by admin on Nov 23, 2010

The National Library of Wales claims it is set to lose £1m over the next three years and jobs under the Welsh Assembly Government’s draft budget. The library, based in Aberystwyth, receives most of its running costs directly from Cardiff Bay.

It said its purchasing grant, which has been used to buy manuscripts by Dylan Thomas and a self-portrait by Sir Kyffin Williams, would be halved. The assembly government said it valued the national library’s work.

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