New UK Culture Minister – Big Plans, But…

“Hardly one minute into the job and he is already talking of local film festivals all over the country, of artists, actors and musicians being appointed to the boards of our nation’s great arts institutions. And who can forget, since he himself repeatedly reminds us, that he was one of the architects of free admissions to museums when special adviser to Chris Smith in the 90s. Perhaps Burnham will even rustle up some government money to buy new art to put into those museums. Likely? Of course not.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 01/30/08