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Museums Sheffield curator Louisa Briggs with Sir Herbert Von Herkomer's 'On Strike' (1)The Family in British Art ''Museums Sheffield curator Louisa Briggs with Sir Herbert Von Herkomer's On Strike
Museums Sheffield curator Louisa Briggs with Sir Herbert Von Herkomer's 'On Strike' (1)The Family in British Art ''Museums Sheffield curator Louisa Briggs with Sir Herbert Von Herkomer's On Strike

A MAJOR new exhibition opened at the Millennium Gallery last night...amid fears that it could be among the last of its kind in the city.

The Family In British Art, which runs until April 29, features work by Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, David Hockney, Martin Parr and Tracey Emin.

But the loss of Arts Council funding for Museums Sheffield means it will be almost impossible for the city to stage exhibitions of this standing in the future, despite a welcome boost from the city council yesterday. Staff have also been told that 45 of the trust’s 107 jobs will also be lost.