To: The Science Museum Group & the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Stop the cultural asset stripping of Bradford's National Media Museum

Stop the cultural asset stripping of Bradford's National Media Museum

Stop the relocation of the Royal Photography Society's collection from Bradford to London. This is pure asset stripping, will endanger the long-term viability of the Bradford museum and further concentrate the nation's cultural treasures in an already grotesquely bloated capital.

Why is this important?

The imbalance in cultural spending between London and the rest of the UK is inexcusable as it is. This move will only exacerbate that imbalance. The UK's national collections are supposed to be or the benefit of all its citizens, not just the minority who live in London and the south-east.


Reasons for signing

  • Unjustified on every level: this the National museum and even the RPS itself is not in favour of it!
  • Why not move other collections from London to Bradford?
  • Since the lottery funding began 20 years ago, Bradford has recieved a total of £157M. Bradford up to November 2014 had contibuted £34.6M to the National Lottery Arts Council, yet only recieved £18.7M back (14th highest deficit in the country), while Leeds contributed £49.8M, but got £75.3M back (£25.5M more than they should've got). Now just 4 boroughs in London alone (Westminister, Lambeth, Camden and Islington) got a massive £830.9M more than they contributed!

Updates

2016-02-05 09:41:17 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2016-02-03 21:20:15 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2016-02-03 00:35:12 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2016-02-02 17:13:57 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-02-02 15:43:15 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-02-02 13:23:32 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-02-02 12:20:27 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-02-02 11:13:23 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-02-02 10:40:59 +0000

10 signatures reached