'...a safe and welcoming environment to enjoy the paintings'

May 30 2012

Interesting to see, after the debate here about room guards at the National Gallery, that the NG is hiring a new Deputy Head of Visitor Service and Security

The blurb for the post says:

When the gallery is open to the public uniformed Gallery Assistants help provide a safe and welcoming environment for visitors to enjoy the paintings. Trained to identify and deal with potential risks to the Collection they fulfil an important dual role in visitor service and security.

Let's hope the new Deputy Head is able to remind some of the Assistants what those words 'welcoming' and 'enjoy' actually mean.

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