Museums cash review

July 24, 1998

"In Brief" (THES, July 10) may have misled readers in stating that the Museums and Galleries Commission wants local education authorities to fund museums for services to schools and colleges. This is only part of the picture.

Museums are a key education resource. Demand on their services has risen because of the national curriculum and other reforms. Traditional funding sources have not matched this demand. The MGC called for a reassessment of Department for Education and Employment funding. It could be channelled in a variety of ways and might include LEA involvement.

Jeremy Warren. Assistant director, Museums and Galleries Commission

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