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A national fundraising appeal has been unveiled by the National Maritime Museum (NMM) and the Art Fund in a bid to acquire Yinka Shonibare's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle.

The scale replica of Admiral Nelson's historic warship HMS Victory is currently on show at Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth until next year, following a two-year stay.

A £50,000 grant has already been announced by the Art Fund as part of fundraising efforts, although a further £362,500 is still required in order to secure the artwork.

If successful, it is proposed Nelson's Ship in a Bottle will take up residence outside NMM's new Sammy Ofer Wing in Greenwich, which opened in July.

Details: www.artfund.org

Image: James O Jenkins

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A national fundraising appeal has been unveiled by the National Maritime Museum (NMM) and the Art Fund in a bid to acquire Yinka Shonibare's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle.
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