Letter to Birmingham City Council on Birmingham Museums

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Letter to Birmingham City Council by The History Department of the University of Birmingham


We are aware that the Council, along with other councils around the country, is being forced to make unprecedented cuts to expenditure as a result of central government decisions. We wish to register our condemnation of the austerity policies that have led to these cuts, and to urge the city council to do all you can to minimise their impact upon our vital cultural services.

As part of Birmingham City Council’s budget consultation, it has been proposed that Birmingham Museums Trust will receive a reduction of £500K in funding from April 2017. This is in addition to a cut of £250k that had been previously agreed by Birmingham City Council. As members of the Department of History at the University of Birmingham (and ourselves citizens of Birmingham), we are writing to…

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3 thoughts on “Letter to Birmingham City Council on Birmingham Museums

  1. Great to hear that Birmingham City Council have listened to the Citizens outcry over the possibility of the loss of our history and heritage and some of our smaller museums and rowed back on the cuts to the Birmingham Museums Trusts budget of £750000….Thanks for listening Birmingham City Council. ..now how about stopping the cuts to Birmingham Library Service and the closure of the valuable community resource that are OUR libraries. ..Keith Bracey, Birmingham Blogger on our shared Birmingham History and Heritage

  2. Great to hear that Birmingham City Council have listened to the Citizens outcry over the possibility of the loss of our history and heritage and some of our smaller museums and rowed back on the cuts to the Birmingham Museums Trusts budget of £750000….Thanks for listening Birmingham City Council. ..now how about stopping the cuts to Birmingham Library Service and the closure of the valuable community resource that are OUR libraries. ..Keith Bracey, Birmingham Blogger on our shared Birmingham History and Heritage

  3. Great to hear that Birmingham City Council have listened to the Citizens outcry over the possibility of the loss of our history and heritage and some of our smaller museums and rowed back on the cuts to the Birmingham Museums Trusts budget of £750000….Thanks for listening Birmingham City Council. ..now how about stopping the cuts to Birmingham Library Service and the closure of the valuable community resource that are OUR libraries. ..Keith Bracey, Birmingham Blogger on our shared Birmingham History and Heritage

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