Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Save the Theatre Museum

The Writers' Guild has signed up in support of the campaign to save the Theatre Museum.
On January 7 the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden in the heart of London’s Theatreland closed its doors to the public. It will, however, continue its valuable work in education and outreach until at least August 2007.

This is as a result of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s breaking its commitment under the Heritage Act 1983 to set up and maintain a separate Theatre Museum. The Guardians want to make the V&A keep its word and re-open the Russell Street site to the public. Otherwise we face the prospect of having no equivalent Theatre Museum at all for at least two to three years, and probably a lot longer. It seems completely unacceptable that we should have the Museum building and all its exhibits available, to say nothing of its potential for stimulating further activity, and not keep it open until a replacement is provided.

The vast majority of the UK’s major theatre organisations are backing our campaign. Will you join us?
Find out more about the background to the campaign, write to your MP and sign up as a 'Guardian' of the Museum.

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