House of Lords warns Brexit may starve UK museums of skilled workers

The Art Newspaper: Martin Bailey

New report says a more restrictive migration system for EU citizens “could threaten the international status of the UK’s world-class institutions”

A House of Lords committee report is warning of the dangers of Brexit for museums and arts organisations. The report, Brexit: Movement of People in the Cultural Sector, says that “without effective reciprocal arrangements for movement of people between the UK and the EU, the UK may see a decline in skilled cultural sector workers coming to the country”.

The UK’s culture department says that EU citizens represent just under 5% of workers in the cultural sector. But this figure has been questioned by the Creative Industries Federation, which believes it is an underestimate. …Read More

Pictured: London’s British Museum | Eric Pouhier

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