Final push for Riverside Museum Appeal

22 Sep 2010

The Riverside Museum appeal is aiming to raise the final £1.3m to complete its £5m target before Glasgow's newest museum opens to the public next year.

The £74m project will see the creation of a new home for Glasgow's Museum of Transport on the banks of the River Clyde. Glasgow's extensive transport collections will move to a new purpose built building, which is on schedule to open in early summer next year.

The stunning new building, designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid, is already attracting attention.

Turning such an ambitious project into reality requires help from a wide range of different sources and the Riverside Museum appeal provides the opportunity for private and business donations. Donors will be permanently recognised on the walls of the museum.

The Riverside Museum appeal needs to raise a total of £5 million to complete the funding for the project. Every donation made will make a huge difference and will be permanently recognised in the new museum. Already, the appeal has reached £3.7m. Now the focus is on closing the gap before the museum opens next year.

Find out more about how to support the Riverside Museum Appeal.

The Riverside Museum Appeal is the second major capital appeal undertaken with Glasgow Museums. It follows the hugely successful refurbishment of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The £5 million fundraising target is a fundamental element of the partnership-funding package. It represents the private and voluntary sectors contribution towards this exciting and innovative project. Of the £74million needed for the development of the Riverside Museum, Glasgow City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund have committed £69million.

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