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photoblog image Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

 

Sadly, no longer an art gallery, but part of the Weston Park Museum, which, as a correspondent on Trip Advisor notes, has been dumbed down to turn it into a kiddies play area.  Perhaps the kids do learn something but the loss of the gallery is depressing.

 

 

Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield.

 

Sadly, no longer an art gallery, but part of the Weston Park Museum, which, as a correspondent on Trip Advisor notes, has been dumbed down to turn it into a kiddies play area.  Perhaps the kids do learn something but the loss of the gallery is depressing.

 

 

comments (7)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 19 May 2018, 04:30
yes, it is

there's a lot of dumbing down going on in so many areas

i've even noticed the information i look up on the internet at times is dumber than it used to be. it's like, what happened to the history i read about this a few years ago ? this is not the same info.

have you noticed that ?


love the capture though. the structure is so ornate.
Tom Wilson: It's all part of the decline of Western civilization, Sherri.
I like Sherri's thoughtful commentary.
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 May 2018, 07:32
I share your depression Tom. A place like this has stature and needs to be something everyone can be proud of
Tom Wilson: Yes, I wonder what Mappin, the original benefactor, John Newton Mappin - of the Mappin and Webb silversmiths family - would think about it now!
There is too much dumbing down going on.
Tom Wilson: As I said to Sherri - all part of the decline of Western civilisation!
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 19 May 2018, 11:17
This lovely trad building deserves better, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It certainly does, Ray - the citizens of Sheffield are not happy about the change, but local authorities have had their budgets cut by 47% over the past ten years as our Tory idiots pursue austerity still.
A similar situation was in place in a park in Seattle near my son's. Not a museum, but a recreation center, sitting empty.
Tom Wilson: Sad :-(
These two B.& W.images this week are excellent Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian - this was, as you see, an artificially aged one smile

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