Saturday, November 15, 2014

Petition to Stop Closure of Imperial War Museum Library

Prospect union has launched a petition in response to the proposed closure of England's Imperial War Museum library. The Museum and its library were founded in 1917 and, according to its website, have a mandate "to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'wartime experience'". According to a Prospect spokesperson:
Closing IWM's library is not a fitting way to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. IWM aspires to be a highly respected authority on its subject matter, but this will be impossible without a library.
Closure of the library would result in the loss of up to 80 jobs in addition to the loss of this collection. Sign the petition here

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