William Morris Gallery
The philistines of Waltham Forest Council have approved cuts that will see Monday to Friday closure of the William Morris Gallery & Vestry House Museum from April 2007, also loss of jobs and expertise. Saturday will be the only regular opening day. From one day to complete closure is a very small step! The William Morris Gallery is featured on my London page (CLICK) as one of my favourite museums in London. It is a vital resource for anyone interested in Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. To slash its staff and opening hours to save a piddling £56,000 a year! What are those lunatic councillors thinking of? They should be investing in valuable museums and galleries that bring visitors and tourists to an otherwise boring and deprived borough. Click the title link to sign an online petition. You'll also find the local MP's email address. Use it!