Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Alarm Bells Ring

From my Facebook

Would it seem like a decade of mismanagement exemplified in the 4472 restoration and the allegedly cost free Mallard party that gets you to this http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchesters-museum-science-industry-faces-4044896
? For the railway museum I say cut it loose from government and hand it to the railway industry and the enthusiast.

Despite my great admiration for the NRM those who follow this blog will wise up to the thought that my own exposure to the inner workings of the operation and my reading of the media have led me to the conclusion it has been management light for quite some time. Over the last decade or so the parent SMG group has been in the same dock (reflect how Andrew Scott had to move from York to London to cover another's hiccup).  Now if this report is anything like accurate, the inevitable cannot be postponed for a lot longer.

I think there is a solution, I have given it above. But regardless of what I think, the real importance is that there is a proper debate. The NRM has fought shy of the media for about eight months now. That is not how you have a debate. Why does not the Institute of Railway Studies organise a proper debate in York about the future of the museum?  I have every reason to be concerned with a vast amount of my life's work there. However we did put safeguarding clauses into the sale contract against a change of circumstance.

Other reporting (please send links)



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22781573 The Science Museum Group boss with a worrying message.  

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-06-07/york-mp-lobbies-over-future-of-national-railway-museum/  York MP calls for a debate.


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