Museum Leaders have written an open letter to the Times that urges policy makers to recognise the “quiet crisis” facing museum infrastructure, outlining the threat that faces collections if more immediate action is not taken to invest in better protection.
Museums suffering from cuts in local and central government funding has meant that essential maintenance to museum infrastructure has been delayed, and the problems are only getting worse.
In the letter, the President of the Museum Association (MA), Chairman of the National Museum Directors’ Council and Director of the Science Museum Group, and the Director of the Art Fund highlight the urgent need for the problem to be addressed, saying:
“With investment, our museums will continue to represent the UK’s cultural influence to the world, attract tourists to cities and regions and inspire our children to learn. If the neglect continues, we risk losing what makes us special.”
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