A London site for the museum has been found, the purchase of which has to be completed within two months, where the public will be able to see type being created, and a new generation of students and researchers will learn the refinement of skills needed for electronic communication. With public support it can also become the home of a remarkable collection of British hand letter foundries stretching back to the 16th century.
To lose such a fundamental British resource would be a national deprivation. We urge your readers to support the project while there is still time.
From: Sir Neil Cossons, Director, The Science Museum; Dr Mirjam Foot, Director of Collections and Preservation, British Library; Piers Rodgers, Secretary to the Royal Academy of Arts; Elizabeth Esteve- Coll, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum; Alan Bell, Librarian, London Library; Professor Anthony Jones, Rector, The Royal College of Art; John Sorrell, Chairman, The Design Council; John Hendry and Paul Thompson, Directors, The Design Museum; Max Hebditch, Director, The Museum of London; Sir John Fairclough, Chairman, The Engineering Council; Dr Alan Borg, Director, The Imperial War Museum; John Martin Robinson, Secretary to the Roxburghe Club; Giles Waterfield, Director, The Dulwich Picture Gallery; James Arnold-Baker, Secretary to Oxford University Press Delegates; Elizabeth Harris, Curator, Division of Graphic Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Jean Favier, President, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Dr Eva Hariebutt-Bent, Director, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz; Dr Francine de Nave, Curator, Plantin- Moretus Museum, Antwerp