Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Margate Museum is it the end?

The Margate Civic society spring newsletter makes the announcement that there is a "Temporary reprieve for Margate Museum". It appears that TDC have decided to give the EKMT a one off payment of £20,000 for 2008/9 and no more after that. I am not sure whether EKMT has to produce accounts for the £20,000 but then that is a different story. The problem is how are the museums going to stay open, bearing mind they pay insurance on the TDC collection of around £8,000 and employ staff.
It does point to closure of at least one, but closing a museum is not like closing a carpet shop. It is not a matter of closing the doors and having a clearance sale. The Margate collection is valued at least £500,000 and I suspect the £20,000 is a payment to cover the winding down till the end of the summer season.

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