John Wood wrote:
> John Briggs wrote:
>> In fairness to Worthing Council, perhaps we should point out that, with
>> the pressures on local authority funding, a Museum and Art Gallery is not
>> something that a District (other than a Unitary Authority) will be able
>> to afford for much longer.
> If Worthing does close its museum will this be a signal to all district
> councils that it is justifiable to close their museums too? Could this be
> the end of provincial museums?
I am rather afraid that it really would be a signal - which is why it must
be resisted at all costs (in the short term). But a long-term solution is
urgently required. Replacing the word "provincial" by "regional" might,
perhaps, offer a clue.