Save MOSI – sign the petition!

Let’s send a message – HANDS OFF MOSI!

 

Update

 

We were horrified to hear at the beginning of the month that The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) was under threat. Much loved by our readers, we were the first to get a petition online calling for it to be protected.

With 3,000 signatures in the first 24 hours and nearly 5,000 in total, 4Manchester Women was part of the ‘Manchester Voice’ that roared, convincing The Manchester Evening News to take ‘Save MOSI’ on as a campaign.

The latest word is that Culture minister Ed Vaizey has insisted that MOSI will not close.

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/museum-science-industry-saved

We are of course delighted with this news and would like to thank everyone who signed our petition and others for your support. Having said that, we will be watching to make sure that Mr Vaizey keeps to his word. Otherwise he’s going to have a serious fight on his hands!

 

Alison x  (your 4Manchester Women Editor)

22nd June 2013

 

save mosi

 

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester is under threat of closure under plans being considered by the National Science Museum Group (owners of The Science Museum in London).

The aim of this petition is to show the National Science Museum Group and government how important MOSI is to the people (and particularly the parents and children) of Manchester.

 

And to provide evidence of need to any campaigns going forward should the threat of closure become real.

 

*IMPORTANT* Please sign this petition if you agree with the following statement:

 

MOSI IS A VITAL PART OF MANCHESTER’S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, A FANTASTIC LEARNING RESOURCE AND AN IMPORTANT PART OF MANCHESTER FAMILY LIFE. THE CLOSURE OF MOSI WOULD LEAVE A MASSIVE HOLE – WE NEED TO PROTECT IT TO BE ENJOYED TODAY AND BY FUTURE GENERATIONS!

 

Upon reaching our target – the petition will be presented to those listed above, the press, Manchester City Council and any other relevant bodies.

Please spread this petition as much as possible through the social media share buttons – and any other appropriate way.

We’re not about London bashing or banging on about the North / South divide – but to quote Blackley MP Graham Stringer who helped create MOSI:

“If they think they can mess around with facilities in Manchester, they don’t know Manchester people!”

A statement from Science Museum Group said: “The Science Museum Group has to address a large projected operating deficit from 2014 onwards and is assessing a range of options to address this situation.

“Despite making significant cost reductions across the Group, we are still faced with a significant annual deficit in 2014/15 and beyond because of cuts in Grant in Aid.

“The Science Museum Group is assessing a range of ways to balance the books and to ensure that we continue to care for our collections and maintain our role in inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.”

 

For more information visit manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news and manchesterconfidential.co.uk/MOSI-To-Close

Please note that we are aware of the Manchester Evening News’ campaign and petition and are trying to make contact with them to see how we can work with them.

Manchester Businesses present a five point plan to save MOSI.

To read about what MOSI means to us read this great blog by Red Rose Mummy.

Show your support and sign the petition below:

Please note that in accordance with our Data Protection policy, your details will be held securely and will not be used for any other purposes than this petition. We need to collect this information to show that you are a real person.

 

Save MOSI

Save MOSI

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester is under threat of closure under plans being considered by the National Science Museum Group (owners of The Science Museum in London).

The aim of this petition is to show the National Science Museum Group and government how important MOSI is to the people (and particularly the mums and children) of Manchester - and to provide evidence of need to any campaigns going forward should the threat of closure become real.

*IMPORTANT* Please sign this petition if you agree with the following statement:

MOSI IS A VITAL PART OF MANCHESTER'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, A FANTASTIC LEARNING RESOURCE AND AN IMPORTANT PART OF MANCHESTER FAMILY LIFE. THE CLOSURE OF MOSI WOULD LEAVE A MASSIVE HOLE - WE NEED TO PROTECT IT TO BE ENJOYED TODAY AND BY FUTURE GENERATIONS!

Upon reaching our target - the petition will be presented to those listed above, the press, Manchester City Council and any other relevant bodies.

Please spread this petition as much as possible through the social media share buttons - and any other appropriate way.

"If they think they can mess around with facilities in Manchester, they don’t know Manchester people!" Blackley MP Graham Stringer who helped create MOSI

For more information visit http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/closure-threat-museum-science-industry-4045651

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15 thoughts on “Save MOSI – sign the petition!

  1. I went there as a wide eyed child and passed on the wonderment to my sons now grown and I would hate to think my grandchildren wouldnt be priveleged to enjoy the fantastic joy of a visit to MOSI lets hope common sense prevails

  2. I am unable to sign this petition on this site as I feel the preamble (The aim of this petition is to show the National Science Museum Group and government how important MOSI is to the people (and particularly the mums and children) of Manchester.) is very sexist and should surely read “the parents and children” not just “the mums and children”. I have signed the MEN petition, however.

    • Hi Christine – I’m sorry that you feel like that. It was worded that way because our web site it called 4Manchester Women. Very happy to change it to parents – we’re not about making sexist statements or excluding people. We just want to protect MOSI. You are of course very welcome to sign whichever petition you want to – the more support the better. Alison (Ed)

  3. If you read the articles MOSI is not going to close. What the suggest is that they need to raise funds so the museum may loose its free admission policy or need to charge for special event or exhibitions to raise funds

  4. i surgest everyone buy shares in Peel Holding.
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    loads of money’ what will this generation leave behind,

  5. I have very happy and fond memories of my Dad, Neville Dyer assisting in the opening of The MOSI and support you every step of the way in keeping it open to the public!

    Carl Dyer

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