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An online campaign to save the only museum in England documenting the history of working people has received mass support following news that it faces £200,000 cuts in government funding.
In 2010 the Coalition government announced that it would cut funding to a number of museums across the UK. Among them is the People’s History Museum in Manchester which faces 20% cuts by 2015.
The museum contains a collection of printed material, physical objects and photographs which celebrate the lives of working people anddocuments the history ofdemocratic movementsinBritain over the last 200 years.
Its staff have been seeking alternative sponsorship but with the cuts fast approaching there are concerns that they may not be able to make up the shortfall in time.
Melissa Bassil, a supporter of the museum who created an online petition on the website 38degrees.org told Equal Times the government should seriously consider reversing the…