Design Museum given grant for premises study

The Design Museum is set to reconsider its Southwark location, following a Lottery grant from the Arts Council. – The grant, for 35 500, is for a “study into the viability of its [the Design Museum’s] existing premises and gallery”, according to an Arts C

The Design Museum is set to reconsider its Southwark location, following a Lottery grant from the Arts Council.

The grant, for 35 500, is for a “study into the viability of its [the Design Museum’s] existing premises and gallery”, according to an Arts Council statement.

A spokeswoman for the Design Museum declines to comment on the proposed study, which is expected to cost a total of 48 000.

Other Arts Council grants include 15 000 to Cornwall College, Redruth, for a feasibility study into establishing a centre for innovation and design for Cornwall and the South West.

Raoul Humphries, development accountant for the project at Cornwall College, says the college, local authorities and businesses want to establish a centre for design which would provide local small to medium-sized companies with new product development and CADCAM facilities. Education facilities and exhibition space are likely to be included in final plans.

The Centre for Performing Arts in Bristol has been granted 4.3m towards more detailed design and eventual construction on a 2300-seat concert hall, dance theatre and education spaces at its site at Bristol Harbourside.

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