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Poor mark


Former shadow culture secretary Mark Fisher, never employed in Cabinet by Tony Blair (possibly because he dislikes Old Labour Old Etonians), has upset the applecart with his book Britain's Best Museums and Galleries (Allen Lane, £30). In a listing where five stars means top ranking, Nicholas Grimshaw's Eden project only gets one. Even though this means that it is 'worth a detour', this has upset project co-founder Jonathan Ball, who tells the Sunday Telegraph (big on architecture at the moment) that Fisher's rating is 'appallingly mean-minded'. Still, Eden rates at the same level as the Cabinet War Rooms. Actually it seems odd to call Eden either a museum or a gallery. It is an attraction which has done more to revitalise its location than most other museums put together.

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