Rescue responds to curatorial cuts at Museum of London

Mary Beard, in her Times blog, first reported news of cuts at the Museum of London, on 25th February. Since that time, details have emerged on a number of intended cuts including redundancies across senior curatorial staff.

The latest details indicate that the following reductions have occurred:

The following posts have become redundant:
1. Senior Curator (Prehistory)
2. Senior Curator (Roman)

A proposed post of combined Senior Curator (Prehistoric and Roman) has NOT been filled.

3. Senior Curator (Photographs)
4. Senior Curator (Social and Working History)

5/6. Collections Care post and Assistant Curator (Museum of London Docklands)

7/8. Senior Curator (Medieval) and Senior Curator (Oral History)

This leaves the museum without any curatorial experience on Pre-Medieval artefacts; the museum holds one of the most significant collections nationally for these periods. This situation also represents a significant loss of in-house regional expertise.

Rescue wrote to express their concern over the loss of curatorial posts on 14th March; the Museum of London’s response is also included below.

Rescue letter to Museum of London

Museum of London response

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