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    'Women's history' museum turns into Jack the Ripper show

    Authorities and women's groups in Tower Hamlets, London were thrilled when Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe announced he wanted to open a museum about the important but largely overlooked history of London's poverty-stricken East End women.

    Planning permission was granted and the place has finally opened - as The Jack the Ripper Museum, where the only women mentioned are his mutilated murder victims. Local women's groups did attend but it was to protest, not to visit.

    The discrepancy between the plans for the museum and the result has caught the attention of Mayor John Biggs of Tower Hamlets Council, the local authority. He felt that the decision to open a narrowly focused Jack the Ripper Museum instead of one celebrating the history of women in the borough was disappointing, telling DW, "It has become clear that the council's planning department was misled by the applicant."
    Palmer-Edgcumbe agreed to interviews about the museum but then cancelled them and did not answer further enquiries, the article says. The architect he hired for the project says he was duped and wouldn't have touched it had he known what it was really going to be.

    http://www.dw.com/en/londons-new-jac...-2004-xml-mrss
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    Wow. Look at the owner's Wiki entry! He has a very high profile on diversity and museums. Seems hard to understand why he'd open such a tacky museum and the info about it stuck there in the middle of all those achievements looks a bit damaging to me.

    Palmer-Edgecumbe is one of the Worlds most sought after speakers on the topic of diversity. He has spoken all over the world on the subject including at the United Nations in Addis Ababa; Out & Equal, Stonewall, the CBI, the Woman’s Business Forum, the Economist's inaugural Diversity Conference and the European Diversity Conference in London, Brussels and Paris.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/User...lmer-Edgecumbe
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