Friday, 9 October 2009

Maritime Dining Rooms-A Maritime Disaster.

I now have the biggest public display of Liverpool pottery in the city.
My window contains more examples of our treasured and historic links with our famous 18th and 19th century potteries than the Liverpool Museums with nine pieces of Herculaneum pottery (1794-1840) that rivalled Worcester.
Painstakingly researched for decades by members of the Northern Ceramics Society and other interested individuals.
The removal of the collection of Herculaneum pottery from Liverpools Maritime Museum to make way for a cafe has not gone down well. This has caused outrage amongst cultured people who understand how the threads of Maritime past need to be kept alive and on view so the next generation can understand them.
What an outrageous act of cultural barbarism by Liverpool's Museum Marauder, Dr David “Fuzzy Felt” Fleming to put our history into permanent storage, and we all know what that means, shoved away out of public view until we forget about it. Museums are supposed to uncover things not bury them again.
NOT MAKING MONEY BY TAKING THE ART AWAY AND SELLING US DOWN THE RIVER FOR A CUP OF COFFEE. How can they do this with our history. The Director Fleming should be working for Starbucks not a cultural organisation empowered to look after our historic past.

And its all done with the Daily Museum the Oldham Echo as PR company, working for the museums, smoothing it all away from the public view.
Last nights paper contains a full page spread on how wonderful it is to eat there. In the space that used to hold artifacts, treasured possessions, our past.
What Dawn Collinson failed to mention is that in order to facilitate the cafe, the collection of our Maritime History have been stuffed away.
Despite years of painstaking research by the North West Ceramics Society and previous directors and curators. With one swipe our past is consigned to be hidden away in boxes.
Not a mention of that in the revue only how wonderful it all was. Dawn Collinson was drooling, what a plant.
I advised David Bartlett and Mark Thomas, Alastair Machray at the Trinity "Smoking" Mirrors Group, and all I could, about this Maritime Disaster as it unfolded.
Are they worried, no, not in the slightest. All they are interested in doing is reporting on another restaurant being opened. Do they understand post Capital of Culture, no, not really. No wonder we are in such a bad state with our heritage being looked after by morons who cant understand anything other than the level of what is told them by people who don't care.

1 comment:


    Looks like it really is a disaster