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GUEST,Brian American Museum in Britain (20) RE: American Museum in Britain 12 Sep 10

Come out from behind the sofa, Andy. I don't bite that hard. I fully agree that a greater emphasis on music at the museum would be brilliant. But it does have to be considered in relationship to the original remit of the museum and the resources they have available to extend into other areas (music being just one). Of course a gallery dedicated to the many and varied genres of American music would be superb, but with the present level of available resources, it is likely that it would be at the expense of existing exhibits. It would please some (me included) and displease others. As I have already said, playing American folk music in the folk arts gallery has been tried, and wasn't entirely popular. Seems they're damned if they do and damned if they don't.

The American Museum is addressing the subject of music (some other museums do not). We would all like there to be much more, but at least they are moving in the right direction albeit slowly. It is better praise their efforts so far and encourage further developement than to wrongly state they pay no attention to American music.

P.S. Jeff Warner at the museum (again) in August was superb. Can we keep him, and put him in the music room please.

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