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PLYMOUTH HISTORY/HERITAGE CENTRE
In their infinite wisdom and no doubt for many £s, PCC appointed a firm of consultants to devise a name for the new History Centre. They thought long and hard and decided upon The Box as its name. There then followed a launch dance in The Mall and many, many words of pseudo intellectual justification in response to a public outcry about the stupidity of the choice. We thought you would like to read one of these justifications, submitted by one of our members, so you could judge the depth of thinking:

 'Paul Brookes, the Interim Chief Executive of the forthcoming Plymouth History Centre, gives three key reasons for the choice of name, The Box :-

 1.       The key feature of the stunning contemporary architecture that counterpoints with the adjacent listed buildings is the floating archive, the box in the sky, where all the precious collections from around the city will be housed  for their long-term security.

 2.        Over 100,000 boxes will be required to move the collections into the building when completed.

 3.        The vision for the project has always been to be a cabinet of curiosities, to seek what’s in the box, what comes out of the box, to think out of the box.  

 So, how do you compete with this inspirational thinking?’
Mr Brooks is only the Interim Chief Executive, this may change. In the meantime we can only relish imaginary introductions he may suffer when talking to gatherings outside Plymouth:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Paul Brooks who is the Interim CEO of The Box” 

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