Museum of graphics starts raising funds

Organisers of the planned 6m International Museum of Graphic Design in Nottingham have brought in a specialist in European funding to help raise sufficient money for the project.

Nottingham-based Trent University’s graphic design course leader Mike Hope is controlling the project with backing from world graphics body Icograda’s archive committee.

Hope says he is liaising with Flare UK to raise the 3.5m needed for the museum.

“We’re working with Flare UK and are now looking to get money from the Arts Council and from the National Lottery to match funding from the European Regional Development Fund,” says Hope.

An application to the fund for 3m made at the start of the project’s planning in March 1995 has been postponed. “We can only apply once and would only get funding if we could match it,” says Hope.

A seven-storey city centre building for the project has already been promised for the museum, and offers of donations of archive material are still coming in, adds Hope.

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