Wednesday, 25 May 2011
A view of a national museum
A perfectly brilliant rant about National Museums http://irishwaterwayshistory.com/rants/lets-burn-down-collins-barracks/ .
It is always good education to reflect on these matters. Without dwelling too long, the question is this: by holding onto items in stores, unsorted and unappreciated, can a museum fail firstly to present its own full story and secondly leave outside in the cold pieces which its proper purpose demanded an interest in? The blogger does not mention by name the National Transport Museum at Howth but he could have done. The collection there (see my picture) is worthy of state support but is ignored by those at the national collection.