EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

British Museum

British Museum

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: London


Sector: Arts / entertainment
Arts, entertainment and recreation
91 - Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities
Number Employed: 1000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-06-2002
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Other Job Reduction Measures: 150

Additional Information

Due to its historic free entrance policy and its lack of government funding, The British Museum had to face a record expected deficit of £ 6 millon in mid 2002. Neil MacGregor, the museum's new manager, had no choice but to make cuts in personnel. These cuts are now effective; no direct dismissals were performed.