Bradford photography archive's move to London's V&A angers locals

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2016-02-08 12:54:33

A world famous photography collection is to be moved to the V & A Museum due to the potential closure of the Bradford based National Media Museum-and locals are not happy.

The move of more than 400,000 objects from the Royal Photographic Society collection has caused outrage among Bradford politicians and art enthusiasts who have labeled the decision 'metropolitan cultural fascism' with Conservative council  leader Simon Cooke deeming it “act of cultural rape on my city”.

The collection includes works by William Henry Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron and is being moved to London to create a new 'international photography resource center.'

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