Ref NoLDG/1/1/91
TitleStand on your own two feet
Date19 May 1971
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionDavid Eccles stands in the foreground of a museum interior with his hands behind his back. A crowd looks around, unamused at the (lack of) works on display. There are five frames which contain no art, only signs which say 'Hived off'. There is a seating area ahead of them but on it rests a sign that says 'Stand on your own two feet'. Lost in the crowd is a booth labelled 'Cashier'.

[News from 19 May: The Government's entrance charges for 18 national museums and galleries were announced as 10p for adults, rising to 20p in July and August, and 5p for children under 16. Lord Eccles, Paymaster General and Minister with responsibility for the arts, said that the charges were part of a general museum policy.] (Source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive)
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