I have just read the article regarding the circumstances surrounding the Wedgwood Collection and I am appalled at the extent to which this country has established practices which permit financial institutions to asset strip our established society and heritage.
Having just read article about this crisis , I am appalled at the prospect of the destruction of a wonderful, unique collection such as the archive and irreplaceable historic pottery items housed in the Museum at Wedgwood. I am disgusted that the Government seem ready to allow events to take their course, too apathetic to act to prevent more vandalism against our heritage.As a member of the public with an interest in antique pottery and porcelain, I have visited the Museum several times, each time amazed at the wealth of material on display and the national importance of this collection to our history. I hope that your campaign meets with success. We have already lost much of our industrial past and need to retain such treasures as evidence of what we once bequeathed to the world .Janferie:
It is shocking that the collection could be dispersed. Save it!
A long time admirer of the pottery and also of Josiah who was a national treasure in his own right. It is impossible to break this collection up.
I feel that the many gifts that people have given to the Museum are inalienable and that the public should continue to be able to view their heritage.
Sven in Switzerland:
Only in the UK could the most sincere of original intentions turn into a legislative labyrinth at a later date. If this were not a possible tragedy in the making, it would be risible. The Wedgwood Collection is not only a National treasure,it is also an International asset: there is no doubt that were it dismembered, the UK would lose every single piece to private overseas collectors.