Museum Funding: Harriet Harman and Corporate Vanity

Heritage – and museums in particular – have not been having an easy time of it lately. So when Harriet Harman, after preventing Newcastle City Council cutting it’s art budget 100%gave a speech (in her capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for DCMS)  to reassure the culture community that Labour ‘get the arts‘ I read it with interest.  Within the text were three paragraphs that I felt had particular resonance for heritage and museums:
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