Letter: Museum charges

Sir: Dr Alan Borg is scarcely in a position to complain about extra state funding for the British Museum (report, 3 December). In the past, the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum has taken an unapologetically elitist position, even indicating at one point that he had no objection to a pounds 10 entry fee since what mattered was the quality, not the quantity, of visitors - which rather implies that he sees quality of mind as something which rises in direct proportion to a bank balance.


London E5