Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Biographical details)

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (institution/organisation; British)

Also known as

Department for Culture, Media and Sport; DCMS; Department of National Heritage

Biography

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport was created in 1997 from the former Department of National Heritage.

In 1993, responsibility for Treasure passed from H M Treasury (q.v.) to the Department of National Heritage (from 1997, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport). Treasure Trove was replaced by the Treasure Act 1996, which came into force in September 1997 and so applies only to the acquisition of items found from this date onwards.