National Museum Cardiff faces cuts and potential closure

April 15 2024

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Picture: BBC

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Concerning news has broken that the National Museum Cardiff in Wales is facing serious cuts and even threats of a potential closure. This is due to a significant reduction of its funding from the Welsh Government. At least 90 jobs are at risk in an attempt to deal with a £4.5m reduction in its budget.

The CEO of the museums Jane Richardson has been quoted above:

She said there was a "massive" problem with the condition of National Museum Cardiff.

"Unless we're able to secure more funding for that building that that will have to close," she said.

The chief executive said Cardiff council had already shut the next door building, City Hall, which is the same age and had "exactly the same problems as us".

"So when you have water coming through and failing electrics, there is a question hanging over the future of that building anyway." She said unless there was more money for the Cardiff museum – which houses "extraordinarily special objects" - it could close.

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