Sir Terence Conran Makes Major Gift to the Design Museum for New Development Project

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LONDON.- The Trustees of the Design Museum announced today a major gift by Sir Terence Conran towards the museum’s new development project. This will help to create the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture in London. Sir Terence Conran’s donation consists of a cash gift of £7.5m and the value of the sale of the lease of the current Design Museum building at Shad Thames valued in the region of £10m. This gift will bring Terence Conran and the Conran Foundation’s support for the museum, and its predecessor, the Boilerhouse over the last 30 years to £50m. Sir Terence Conran, who celebrates his 80th birthday in October this year, met the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Culture Jeremy Hunt at 10 Downing Street today in recognition of his continued support for the Design Museum and this exciting new project. The Design Museum plans to relocate from its current home at Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building, giv