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Bradford MP’s efforts to keep National Media Museum open
8:00am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A Bradford MP has joined forces with the director of the city’s National Media Museum to help safeguard the future of the iconic attraction.
David Ward, MP for Bradford East, was among a delegation from Bradford who presented a 45,000 signature petition to the Science Museum Group in June in opposition to rumours that the museum may close to cut losses.
Mr Ward, who also met with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey to seek assurances over the museum’s long-term safety, is now supporting new director Jo Quinton-Tulloch to ensure the museum remains sustainable.
“You can see how important the National Media Museum is to Bradford, the threat of closure galvanised so many people in the city,” said Mr Ward. “But we have to keep working to ensure the museum does not face such a scenario again.
“We have to look at how the museum can be more involved with the local community, and be exciting and engaging every time someone visits.”
Ms Quinton-Tulloch said: “We are currently working with MPs and others as we prepare a new strategic five-year plan to develop the museum, and we’re grateful for their time and input. We are entirely focused on our long-term sustainability and building on the fantastic support we’ve received.”