Less than one per cent of the 2,000 pieces of art and 8,000 pieces of glassware, are on show according to new figures, with 50 items displayed in the Council House and 30 at a permanent gallery devoted to Percy Shakespeare.

This means 9,920 pieces of art – 99.2 per cent of the collection– are shut up in stockrooms according to figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

The council has been told it needs to cut £57 million from its budgets in the next three years, with more than 130 jobs to be axed by the council in a bid to cut costs and balance the books

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