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NMeM: a £900,000 shortfall and a new threat

The Bradford Telegraph and Argus reports that the future of the National Media Museum is once again under threat - only eight months after government ministers declared it had been 'saved'. According to the newspaper the museum faces a potentially devastating £900,000 budget shortfall, an inquiry by MPs has been told, after fresh Government funding cuts.

Now the renewed threat to the museum has triggered an appeal for help to the Treasury from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which is alarmed by the second crisis.

The T&A has also been told independently that the museum is seriously concerned about a 'big chunk of money' to be found, although closure is not being discussed.

Read the T&A's full report here and the T&S's editorial demanding that government minister Ed Vaizey government backs up its support from last summer with real leadership.

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