Funding Cut For Three London Museums

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 89 months ago
Funding Cut For Three London Museums

hornimancharter_171110.jpg The DCMS wants to end funding for the Horniman, Geffrye and Design Museums by 2015, according to the Department's Business Plan. Along with five other non-national museums, the government wants to find new sponsors to take over. This news caused an initial wave of panic that museums could close if no new funding arrangements could be identified, but the DCMS clarifies they won't cut any museum adrift and the Horniman also says it has four years of cash already ring-fenced. Anybody wanna sponsor a museum? It's the Big Society in action, dontchaknow. (Photo / mcfarlandmo)

Last Updated 17 November 2010

DeanN

I wonder if this'll affect the Design Museum's plan to move to the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington?

DeanN

I wonder if this'll affect the Design Museum's plan to move to the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington?

Kingpin

If the Design Museum is pretty much the same since my last visit a handful of years ago, I couldn't say how it'd feel like it's budget had been cut, it seemed small and disappointing.

Kingpin

If the Design Museum is pretty much the same since my last visit a handful of years ago, I couldn't say how it'd feel like it's budget had been cut, it seemed small and disappointing.