As announced by Birmingham City Council we are pleased to confirm that the proposed budget cuts to Birmingham Museums have been removed for the next financial year until March 2018.
With over 9,000 signatures on our petition and many letters of support, we would like to thank all of our supporters who have helped to show how valued our city’s museums are and how vital funding support is to their continued success. We would also like to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the process.
The reduction announcement means there is no threat to closure of Birmingham Museums’ sites in the next financial year.
While we are pleased to share this news, funding beyond 2018 is uncertain so we will continue to work with Birmingham City Council to find a solution for our longevity. We remain committed to ensuring Birmingham’s fascinating history can be enjoyed by as many people as possible.
Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust.