Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Source for the goose

The DomPost is always full of surprises. Having supported Te Papa through thick and thin, this morning it suddenly comes out on the front page with this savage unattributed comment about the appointment of the next director. “Arts and museum sources hoped Te Papa’s board would appoint a New Zealander prepared to make changes to an organisation they said was overstaffed, stagnating and bureaucratic.”

With Treasury on the prowl for cuts, who needs enemies when your ‘friends’ in the arts and museum world come up with this kind of stuff?

An OTN cap for the first arts or museum ‘source’ to boldly go where no unattributed arts or museum source has gone before, and pin a name to the statement.