Update of The Oldest Museum in Gwynedd
Bangor Museum’s short-term future guaranteed
A MUSEUM has been given a reprieve after fears it would close as early as this month.
In January, it was announced the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery could be facing closure because council officers have to make more then £1m in cuts over the next three years from its lifelong learning service, and staff have been told they cannot support the museum financially.
Museum supporters had hit back saying the financial support from the council is worth only £60,000 a year and substantial savings could be made elsewhere.
However, the council has found that it can maintain the level of support for the museum for the current year.
Alan Dyer, chairman of the Friends of Gwynedd Museum, said: “The good news is we have had a temporary reprieve until April 2009, but the problem over financing the museum long-term is still a major concern for us…..