The Circulation Department

I used to wonder whether they had based this on Dickens' Circumlocation Office, but this was all to the good.

The V&A Circulation Department was a heroic 20th Century attempt to bring Culture to the Masses in the Regions, and then, because of Government Cuts, it got the chop in 1977.   I'd quite like to know how much of a fight Sir Roy Strong put up to retain it.  I mentioned in when I revised Sir Roy Strong's wikipedia page.

Read something of the noble history of the Circulation Department here

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/journals/research-journal/issue-no.-4-summer-2012/room-38a-and-beyond-post-war-british-design-and-the-circulation-department

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/journals/research-journal/issue-no.-4-summer-2012/room-38a-and-beyond-post-war-british-design-and-the-circulation-department

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