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Lottery cash for museum

The Imperial War Museum has been offered a lottery grant of pounds 12.6m towards the final stage of its long-term redevelopment, including galleries for a permanent exhibition about the Holocaust - study of which is on the National Curriculum.

Matching offers of private funds for the redevelopment include pounds 1m each from the Wolfson and Rubin foundations and pounds 250,000 from Marks and Spencer. Subject to the museum raising another pounds 1m, construction can begin next summer. Stephen Goodwin