Closures and reintroducing charging to are being considered as part of the response to the continuing cuts in grant in aid from the Government.
Prospect currently represents over 240 members who work in Science Museum Group museums. They have already faced four years of pay freezes, redundancies and restructures due to the current austerity programmes being forced on to the heritage sector.
The letter, sent on 5 June, can be found in Prospect’s library at: http://library.prospect.org.uk/id/2013/00793?_ts=31240
An online version of Independent article can be found at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/three-national-museums-face-prospect-of-charging-for-entry--and-theyre-all-in-the-north-8644531.html?origin=internalSearch
An online version of Independent Comment can be found at: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/we-must-nip-this-museum-scandal-in-the-bud-8644672.html?origin=internalSearch
An online version of Independent Editorial can be found at:: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/editorial-at-all-costs-our-museums-must-remain-free-8643979.html?origin=internalSearch