Re: Re: Natural History Museum
There probably is a ‘save the dusty old museum’ group formed out there, because that’s the role of museums, isn’t it – to preserve the childhood memories of luddites.
This isn’t about being a luddite. This is about protecting a museum that is possibly the only one to survive largely unchanged from the Victorian period. Im irritated that you connect protecting heritage with being backward and against modern development. The fact is that The Natural history Museum is quite unique and adding on a shop and a cafe and a lecture theatre (how do they fit that into such a narrow extension?) detracts from this uniqueness. Every other museum or gallery has a cafe or gift shop selling postcard and pencils. Why should the NHM have to conform to this?
Leave the building as it is