Rhondda, United Kingdom
The closure of Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery has been proposed under cuts to Heritage Services, however as the venue houses not 1 but 2 art galleries and a shop where local makers and artists show and sell their work, this proposal will have a significant impact on local arts and cultural services. This will be in addition to cuts proposed for arts and cultural services in the phase II of RCT budget cuts.
The arts and cultural services is therefore proposed to take an unfairly higher proportion of cuts.
The loss of Cynon Valley Museum would damage the arts in Wales and prospects of local artists and makers. It is 'the' significant exhibition venue in the Valleys, in an area where dedicated exhibition space is sparse to say the very least. The experienced members of staff who curate and manage the events, displays and exhibitions are a rich resource for local people and the Arts in Wales.
Although it's proposed closure would adversely affects the arts & artists- the impact on the wider local community, who use the venue on a regular basis, cannot be understated.
Also to add- for museum people the fact that the museum is accredited matters a lot. It offers standards and protection to public donors and users.
Cllr Paul Cannon Deputy Leader Rhondda Cynon Taff, Deputy Leader Rhondda Cynon Taff
Halt the proposed closure of Cynon Valley Museum and Art Gallery in Aberdare
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