A number of museums across the city are at risk of closure after proposed funding cuts of £500,000 by Birmingham City Council.
A city that is one of the leading in the UK and Europe’s leading city for arts and culture, Birmingham Museums Trust is seeking support from the public to save some of the city’s most important heritage and culture venues from closure.
If the funding cuts are approved we are at risk of losing some of Birmingham’s cultural hotspots that have helped put Birmingham on the map.
The museums that could be affected by the cuts include:
- Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG)
- Thinktank Science Museum
- Aston Hall
- Blakesley Hall
- Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
- Sarehole Mill
- Soho House
- Weoley Castle
In recent years Birmingham Museums has welcomed numerous high profile projects and exhibitions with Birmingham Museums Trust establishing national partnerships with the Arts Council Collection and London’s Natural History Museum, with BMAG set the welcome Dippy the Dinosaur in 2018.
Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust, said:
“We want to ensure that Birmingham remains a leading city for arts and culture, and continues to thrive. Birmingham Museums Trust is one of the city’s success stories and we believe that it is vital that Birmingham’s great museums and collection should continue to receive the investment they need so that we can build on this achievement.”
If, like us, you don’t want to see our precious museums close you can sign the petition for the council to reconsider the cuts, and spread the word on social media by using the hashtag #SupportBhamMuseums.