Bradford photography collection moving to London despite protests
The Royal Photographic Society's collection at the National Media Museum in Bradford is officially moving to London-despite numerous protests.
A petition opposing the move attracted over 27,000 signatures though this was ultimately ignored by museum grandees. Now around 312,000 pieces will be moved to the V & A Museum in London in the hope of creating a “international photography resource centre”.
One Bradford counciller famously labelled the move as “an appalling act of cultural vandalism” while the Times cultural critic called it “Londoncentric nonsense”.
Bradford's National Media Museum insists that the move came after the museum decided to move away from media to focus more on science and technology.
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