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Council urged to sell artwork to avoid making cuts

A cash-strapped council has been criticised for refusing to sell its valuable artwork - despite propsoing cuts to services of more than £100,000,000 over the next five years.

Brighton and Hove Council is sitting on a £32m pound art collection - most of it stored away from public view. Now there are calls for them to sell up - to ease the burden on tax payers as Charlotte Wilkins reports.

Should councils keep so much art in storage?

A cash-strapped council has come under fire for refusing to sell its valuable artwork - despite propsoing cuts to services of more than £100,000,000 over the next five years. Brighton and Hove Council is sitting on a £32m art collection - most of it stored away from public view.

Now there are calls for them to sell up. Earlier, Fred spoke with Professor Martin Hammer, an expert on the History and Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent and asked him if it's right that councils are keeping so much art in storage?

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