Keeping the Brontë spirit alive during Covid: Rebecca Yorke from the Brontë Parsonage Museum talks to Northern Soul
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, had attracted Brontë fans from across the globe. Its collections are the largest and most important in the world and continue to inspire scholars, writers and artists. But The Brontë Society, which was founded in 1893, is a charity. While it receives public funding from Arts Council England, it relies heavily on admissions and the generosity of members for its income. During lockdown, the museum was forced to closed for the first time in more than a century.
As cultural leaders across the UK begin to fearlessly reopen their venues, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past 14 months.
It can be disheartening when someone you greatly admire turns out to be a bit of a let down. Thankfully, there was no chance of that happening with Julie Hesmondhalgh.
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