UK Museums Threatened by Mounting Budget Cuts

April 7th, 2015

Richard Tuttle_I don't Know - The Weave of Textile Language, 2014_Tate Modern Turbine Hall_Installation view3An article this week in the Financial Times forecasts a “grim” outlook for UK Museums in the face of harsh budget cuts and austerity measures.  Those in the field note that while museums seem to be at a stronger state than ever within the British Nation, operational budget cuts threaten to hamper continued development and harm future plans.  “Museums are ironically better than ever before, better presented, better run and in better condition,” says  Stephen Deuchar, chief executive of the Art Fund.  “It’s just at the point where we ought to be reaping all the benefit from that investment that revenue funding is being cut back at a worrying pace.”

Read more at Financial Times