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Old 6th Oct 2019, 2:19 pm   #114
M0FYA Andy
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Default Re: Museums

Originally Posted by SiriusHardware View Post
I share David's despair over what happens when previously great, classic museums are 'improved' by the removal of most of the actual exhibits (because kids find those boring) and replaced with acres of space, signage and 'interactive' displays, many of which are invariably 'awaiting repair'.

Exactly the same thing happened with the splendid Birmingham Museum of Science and Industry. This city-centre museum was packed full of a fascinating array of exhibits of, err….., science and industry, and was free to go in.
It was moved to the fringe of the city, given the childish name 'Think Tank', whatever that means, half of the exhibits disappeared, many others hidden behind silly floor-to-ceiling banners so you can't get an uninterrupted view or photograph, and to cap it all an expensive entrance fee! Progress?

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