Are cuts affecting you?
The headline figure that 22% of museums have permanently closed whole sites or parts of sites due to budget cuts, was picked up by The Independent, The Guardian, the BBC, and Press TV.
This led to some debate over whether reintroducing charges was a good or bad idea, and whether any public money at all should go to museums.
The reaction from the sector, on Twitter, meanwhile, focused on what the cuts mean for the long-term future of museums.
M.A. Howlett's view was shared by many:
As was Sarah Spurrier's warning, reflected in the results of the MA's poll:
We're not going to feel the true effect of the 22% funding cuts till it's to late to rectify the damage mus.ms/MCD598— sarah spurrier (@smspurrier) July 2, 2012
Which led to Stuart Wilks-Heeg's reaction:
Museum Association report on impact of cuts available here museumsassociation.org/campaigns/0107… Am surprised by evidence of apparent optimism in the sector— Stuart Wilks-Heeg (@StuartWilksHeeg) July 2, 2012
What is your view? Is your museum feeling the cuts in your area?
Go to Cuts Monitor to add your voice to the discussion