Cuts Watch #315: more museum cuts
The Guardian has uncovered further huge cuts to museums this week. The cuts, tucked away in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Business Plan, will affect up to 20 institutions classed as ‘non-national’ which receive DCMS funding. The affected museums and galleries will have their grant from DCMS entirely removed in 2015.
For some institutions such as the National Coalmining Museum in Wakefield, this represents about 80% of their funding. Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums is not a single institution, but a body that manages a dozen museums and galleries in Tyne and Wear, all of which are expected to be affected as this article from the Newcastle Journal explains.
The list of those affected is: