Exhibition designers to lobby Parliament

The Museum & Exhibition Design Group’s new chair Neal Potter plans to lobby Government and public bodies to listen to exhibition designers.

The Museum & Exhibition Design Group’s new chair Neal Potter plans to lobby Government and public bodies to listen to exhibition designers.

Potter, director at Neal Potter Design Associates, replaces Richard Fowler, who is standing down after a three-year stint.

“I’d like to see us consulted by Lottery bodies, government departments and the Museums Association,” says Potter.

He sees the Seville Expo of 1992 as the type of situation he hopes the MEDG will become involved in. “It was ridiculous that we were not consulted,” he says.

The Millennium Commission and Arts Council Lottery projects are prime situations for the MEDG’s expertise to be used, according to Potter.

“I want to raise awareness. We’ll let them know we’re available for advice,” he says.

He also hopes to improve on the current 260-strong membership, consisting mainly of exhibition and museum designers. “We need to attract a network of suppliers and specialists, such as audiovisual people, model makers and printers,” he says.

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