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The Future of the Natural History Museum, South Kensington

Nature volume 119, pages 314315 (26 February 1927) | Download Citation



IN reference to the expression on the part of Prof. Stanley Gardiner and others (see the Times, Jan. 13) of a desire for the assignment of an increased grant of public money to the institution known as “the Natural History Museum” (or more correctly as “the Natural History Departments of the British Museum”), will vou allow me to say that whilst I share their wish and hope for this increased expenditure, I am strongly of opinion that no such increase should be made until the status, purpose, and organisation of this museum and other related institutions have been made the subject of a thorough and authoritative inquiry, and consequent recommendations by a Royal Commission appointed for the purpose? One or two matters which require the attention of such a commission have long occupied my thoughts, and I should like to indicate briefly what they are without entering at this moment into a discussion of details.

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