‘Ere, get your cameras out of my museum.
From newportreallymatters.com April 26
The current debacle over photographing David Garner’s exhibition has Newport people asking: When is censorship not censorship?
Stopping the Argus photographer from doing his job, doesn’t fall into the classic category of censorship as practised in totalitarian regimes, but it is a form of censorship, nonetheless.
The newspaper sought permission to photograph the exhibition, which was refused by council leader, Bob Bright. No reason was given for his high-handed actions.
We still haven’t had an explanation, other than to say Newport Council owns the Museum and can stop anyone taking pictures inside it.
Save Newport’s Art, has vociferously condemned Newport Council for cutting its temporary arts exhibition, to save £40,000 and there has been a great deal of publicity in the media over the council’s attack on arts and culture.
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