Alex McCuaig’s and Christopher Curtis’s letters (DW 4 September), should not pass without comment. Christopher says: “Our industry needs a voice…” That is exactly it.
We have in this country the Chartered Society of Designers, the Design Council and the Design Business Association. I doubt if any of these bodies knows anything about exhibition design, or the existence of the Museum and Exhibition Design Group.
Certainly, when a number of us started the Exhibition Forum – now merged with M&EDG – the interest shown by them was minimal, even though exhibitions in museums, world and trade fairs are immensely important earners for the country.
What is needed is recognition that the M&EDG should be sponsored to the extent that it can afford to promote our industry, educate our clients and avoid such potential disasters as the Millennium Dome.
Giles Velarde Associates
E Sussex TN35 4EF