Lunn – McCausland comments on museums wrong

Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn has responded to comments by the Culture Minister Nelson McCausland that the NI Ulster Museums organisation should take account of creationism, Ulster Scots and the Orange Order.

Trevor Lunn MLA said: “Nelson McCausland appears to be demanding preference for a particular aspect of our culture in which he holds a clear interest.

“Is it proper for a Minister in these circumstances to try to direct the approach of our premier museum which has recently been nominated as museum of the year? One might conclude that a museum of this standard does not need any advice – it is well placed to make its decisions in terms of its policy and future programmes.

“This smacks of another attempt by DUP fundamentalists to ram creationism down the throats of a sceptical public following their previous failed attempt to have it included in the educational curriculum.”


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