Museum in the black

The Design Museum has announced a 132 000 surplus after a strong financial performance for the year to 31 March. It is the fourth consecutive year the museum has recorded a surplus.

In the previous year, the museum achieved a 59 000 surplus on the same turnover of 1.7m. A considerable proportion of the current surplus, 92 500, comes from big private donations.

The museum’s rolling programme of temporary exhibitions has been credited with a 19 per cent increase in admissions. Forthcoming exhibitions include the first major retrospective of work by fashion designer Mary Quant, and a look at Britain between 1929 and 1939.

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