Month: May 2011

Rescue sign open letter against cuts

Rescue are a signatory of an open letter which has highlighted the disproportionate nature of the cuts that the heritage sector is currently facing. The letter lists three simple steps that the Government must take “to safeguard the economic, cultural and social value of our past.” Statutory protection of historic landscapes and monuments MUST remain …

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Cuts at Southampton Museums

The Museums Association website recently reported that the City Council plans to tender for an external commercial company to run a number of it’s Museums. “Southampton City Council has put the management of its City Art Gallery, Tudor House Museum, and the new Sea City Museum, due to open in 2012, out to tender.” http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/10052011-private-firms-bid-for-contract-to-run-southamptons-museums …

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