Rescue, the British Archaeological Trust (same instincts as us but from the viewpoint of professional archaeologists) has been charting the decimation of the heritage sector through funding cuts for the past several years (see their map of the latest ones here).

Now they have published Fighting Back , some tips on how to campaign to save museums, archaeological services and the historic environment. As they say –
“These notes are intended to provide some guidance in campaigns to protect and preserve local and regional archaeological services, museums and heritage services from cuts which will damage the service they deliver to the profession, to academia and to the public at large. They are based on the experience of members of the committee of RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust and on advice we have received from other campaigners.”

Anyone thinking of applying some of the advice they offer could do worse than start by using it on Wiltshire County Council regarding the Wiltshire Heritage Museum!