The American Friends of the British Museum, London WC1B 3DG, telephone 071-323 8590.
The American Friends of the British Museum, an American charity, is raising funds for the British Museum's new North American Gallery, scheduled to open in 1997. The museum has one of the most important collections of North American archaeology and ethnography outside the United States and Canada, most of it at the moment housed in the Museum of Mankind. The new gallery will built in the old British Library premises in Bloomsbury, and will comprise one of four sections of the 'Gallery of the Americas'. The Friends are holding a fund-raising jazz evening on Wednesday 15 June, in the museum's classical sculpture galleries. For tickets and details, contact: