Protect The Library of Birmingham's Unique Collections of Photographs

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Winsome Ruddock
6 years ago
I Value the Photography Collections Team, and believe it would be an educational and cultural loss to Birmingham.

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michael snoek
6 years ago
the cost-cutting exercises of the present uk government will lead to an irreversible damage to museums and collections.with gravest consequences for cultural identity

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Bill Hartland
6 years ago
I was born and grew up in Birmingham and believe the preservation and accessibility of this material is absolutely vital

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Greg Barlow
6 years ago
I'm a Brummie and a photographer who has been proud of, and been proud to tell numerous people of our unique library - of which those that have visited agree. Again we see accountants sucking out the heart and soul of something of which they know the price but not the value!

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Alice Argyle
7 years ago
The cuts shouldnt happen. This is an important cultural feature of Birmingham.

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Mike Cleary
7 years ago
the council have a duty of care and responsibility to the public to protect donations and ensure they are made available as taken by them in the first place!

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trish lambe
7 years ago
The library has an amazing collection which should be valued

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nicolo weiss
7 years ago
I believe in it

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Charlotte Bembridge
7 years ago
I'm signing because I am utterly disgusted at the proposals. I work in the library sector, have spent much of my childhood in libraries and think they are an absolutely vital part of the fabric of community. Annual visits to the BMAG really encouraged my love of history, research and artefacts and Birmingham is a wonderful, vibrant and diverse city and deserving of the fantastic new library facility. What exactly is the point of opening a multi-million pound library housing a world-class photography collection and then basically barring public access to it by axeing hundreds of jobs and all the activities and programme to go with it? I realise that cutbacks need to be made but where does it stop?! When will the government see that they are destorying vital elements of our cultural heritage that will never recover once the funding has been removed. I'm pretty sure if this library was in London there would be no such problem.

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Arpad Ernyes
7 years ago
i love art...