V&A to close dedicated bookshop and cut 10% of staff as Covid-19 hits finances

V&A to close dedicated bookshop and cut 10% of staff as Covid-19 hits finances

The Victoria & Albert Museum is closing its dedicated bookshop and making 103 roles redundant across its retail and visitor experience teams as the Covid-19 crisis hits its finances.

In an announcement last week, the executive board said it was entering a consultation period on the proposed redundancies, with 85 full-time equivalent roles at risk across both teams, equating to 103 roles or 10% of its overall headcount, as it looks to reduce costs by at least £10m.

The cost-cutting plan, the first phase in a review process expected to take up to nine months, proposes closing the museum's m...

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