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An article about Wakefield Museum was published by Museums and Heritage Advisor:
CREATING A BETTER MUSEUM IN FINANCIALLY CHALLENGING TIMES
Ensuring that our museums continue to prosper in these difficult economic times is the major challenge facing the museum sector. One possible way forward for protecting museum’s in the future is through co-location and integration with other services to reduce overall operating costs and improved efficiencies whilst benefiting from new and exciting synergies that can lead to improved customer experience.
As a consequence of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review in October 2010, Wakefield Council had to look closely at all its services to address a significant budgetary deficit and the Museum Service was no exception and it had to find a way to reduced its overall running costs whilst ensuring that core services continued to be delivered to the public remain.
To meet this challenge the Museum Service had to do something radical and to face up to a major operation issue – the future of Wakefield Museum.