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Minister confirms Museums' closure threat lifted

National Media Museum Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has today confirmed that the threat of closure hanging over Bradford' National Media Museum and York's National Railway Museum has been lifted .

"They [the Science Museum Group] asserted if there was a certain level of cuts they would have to look at closing one……..They are not going to receive those level of cuts so there is no reason why any of these museums should close," said Mr Vaizey

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Actor John Hurt joins campaign to save museum

Chesterfield born actor John Hurt has joined the campaign to save Bradford's National Media Museum. The site could close because of a funding shortfall. The site is one of three under threat if government cuts go ahead. It is believed a final decision will be made by the autumn.

MP camapigns to save museum

People are being urged to descend on Bradford city centre tomorrow in their masses at midday to show their support for the battle to prevent the closure of the National Media Museum.

A public rally being organised by Bradford West MP George Galloway as part of the campaign is expected to attract hundreds outside the museum.**

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Olympic Hi-Vision screenings

There is the chance to watch the Olympics in Super Hi-Vision this summer.

Screenings are going to be held at the National Media Museum in Bradford for selected Olympic moments from the Olympic Stadium, Velodrome, Aquatic Centre and Basketball arena.

The new technology is unlikely to be seen in homes for another 20 years. Super Hi-Vision is made up of Ultra High Definition images, which are 16 times the resolution of High Definition Television, with advanced surround sound.

Tickets for the screens, held between 28 June and 12 August, are free and on release now.

For more information on booking tickets click here.