Thursday, October 26, 2006

Scrubs Up Beautifully

Story by Steve Rose of the Guardian about how the Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury went from forlorn to happening, thanks to finally (after 40 years) being painted, as per the architect's original instructions. Read about it here.

Canadian Culture Fight - Round 2

From the CBC website:

"The fight to restore announced funding cuts to Canadian museums is being stepped up.

A vote Tuesday night in the House of Commons called for funding to the Museums Assistance Program to be restored.

The Conservative government has pledged to cut $4.6 million over two years from the program, which funds exhibits, restoration and other programs in regional museums across the country.

Members of Parliament debated the plight of Canadian museums for more than three hours in the House of Commons Monday.

On Tuesday, they adopted a motion calling for funding for the MAP to be restored to $12 million annually, reversing the reduction of $2.3 million scheduled for this year. "

Read the rest of the story here.
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