Tag Archives: Museum of Croydon

Museums Association kicks out Croydon over Riesco sale

The president of the Museums Association, David Anderson, used his keynote speech at his organisation’s annual conference in Liverpool yesterday to announce that Croydon Council has been expelled from the MA and to warn that it will be barred from … Continue reading

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Residents demand High Court review of Riesco china sale

Having already been told that they have behaved unethically, Croydon Council and senior councillors such as Steve O’Connell, Dudley Mead and Tim Pollard now look set to have a High Court judge rule on whether they have acted unlawfully over … Continue reading

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Take a journey back in time with Plotting the Collection exhibit

“‘Plotting the collection’ is our first exhibition in the Museum of Croydon’s new Exhibition Gallery at Croydon Clocktower,” the Museum’s website states. Of course, it could also prove to be the last exhibition staged by the Museum of Croydon for … Continue reading

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Arts Council chief says Croydon “short-sighted” on Riesco

Alan Davey, the chief executive of the Arts Council of England, has today accused Croydon Council of being “short-sighted” over its pawn-shop sale of 24 items from the publicly owned Riesco Collection. Davey also promised to argue further with Tory-run … Continue reading

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Pollard ducks decisive meeting on £13m Riesco sale

Councillor Sara Bashford spoke up in the Town Hall council chamber last night and tried to justify Croydon’s sale of 24 items from the borough’s priceless Riesco ceramics collection by claiming that thousands of Croydon school children who visit the … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s spotted surveying remainder of Riesco collection

A little bird has been in touch with Inside Croydon Towers to tell us that a couple of big buzzards, vultures even, have been seen hovering around what’s left of the Riesco Collection at the Museum of Croydon. Spotted one … Continue reading

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Council’s “secret” consultation over plans to erase our history

Another flaw in the omnishambles of Croydon’s library privatisation process emerges, with a £105,000 cut to the budget of the borough’s local studies and archives service proposed by the culture-free-zone that is our council. The proposal is, in effect, a … Continue reading

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