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Re: Should Britain stop building museums?
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Monganaut wrote:[...]m-thousands-books-cant-6911157

Much as I do love a good museum, my two pee worth is that many new ones are not really worth it. The obsession with 'interactive' exhibits means they can become gimicky, and return visits can get a little samey. Also, it's not like we're short of museums. Open any recent A-Z, and you are spoiled for choice. Pretty much any town of more than a few thousand inhabitants has a museum dedicated to something or other, and many only repeat the same or similar exhibits as many others.

A library with books that can't be reached - you really couldn't make that up. How sad. Not really off topic M, I agree with you about using buildings already there. This is not the case with Swindon though, ten years ago a new Central Library was completed replacing temporary portacabin type buildings which had served the town for over fifty years. The new library is one of the best designed buildings to be built in the town in over 100 years. Sadly many of the smaller libraries in outer reaches the town have now closed due to council cost cutting.
Would like to see a museum and art gallery built or rebuilt for future generations. A place of learning and inspiration.

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Posted by tjj
20th February 2018ce

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