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Revealed: the National Media Museum's London Presence

A Freedom of Information request by JIm Bretell to the National Museum of Science and Industry has thrown light on the NMeM's plans for its London presence - although the NMSI declined to make available the 'substantial' documentation that the project has generated. In a token gesture it has published a partially redacted section of the NMSI Trustee minutes of 8 February 2008 these show:

  • the aim of the London presence is to raise the national and international profile of the NMeM and to draw people to Bradford
  • the space would be occupied by charging exhibitions with free entry to a media cafe. It would also act as a learning space
  • the space could also be used to show photographic images from the National Railway Museum collection
  • The funding plan would commence when at least 50 per cent was committed

The running cost and break-even number of visitors was dedacted.

The extract can be viewed here:

and details of the original request and MNSI covering letter here:

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