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Relics rule!

December 4th, 2006

We are lucky here in the People’s Republic for so many reasons, and one of those reasons is that out of the five flagships museums in the South West, we have two of them, and what’s more, more people are going to them.

Yes, the cultural finger-trap that is South Devon is catching more passers by, but it’s not only down to the relics, museums have been fighting themselves out of a corner and really engaging with the public (if we have to, we’ll mention the government’s Renaissance programme).

The upshot is better exhibitions, closer ties with the other museums in the area (Teignmouth Museum is up for a massive expansion), and more people going to the places in the first place - and the people aren’t those what usually turn up to twitch around the glass cases. There has been a 25 per cent increase in new visitors from deprived social groups and minority ethnic groups.

Plymouth Museum, for one, certainly has felt the benefit, and the Renaissance thing has had a positive effect on the services it has to offer. As long as more people are going, and maybe taking something away with them (no, not the silver), you can’t complain.

Now, all we have to sort our are the libraries. . . wait a minute (darn)

Posted by Cptn

Entry Filed under: Society

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  • 1. Peoples Republic of South&hellip  |  December 17th, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    […] Museums boost the economy (let alone the soul), and the sterling work of the people’s republic museums has been documented. But there used to be another museum in Exeter - the Maritime Museum, which was closed down by the council in yet another attempt to gentrify part of the town while turning it’s back on revenue, colour and interest. Pretty much the same that it’s done to the farmer’s market. Good ole squeeky clean Exeter. […]

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