Monday, July 26, 2010

The Cuts Continue

Just a brief update on the trajectory UK museums seem to be on: Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt has announced a 2012 end to the Museums Libraries & Archives Council (MLA). I have always found the MLA's treatment of salaries (one of the many areas in which it has proposed proper museum standards) to be infinitely preferable to its US counterpart, the American Association of Museums (AAM). They may not have always been a voice of reason (though they mostly were/are), but they have always been a voice.


  1. Er, you're wrong I'm afraid. You have confused MLA - the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, a UK government agency, with the MA - the Museums Association, a membership body for people who work in museums.

  2. Ahhh, was wondering why I couldn't locate the guidelines on the site and instead had to Google them. Good catch, whoever you are.