Thursday, July 22, 2010

British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) Looks to Get Huge Grant

The website reports that, "The British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) has been handed a boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a scheme to establish a new £19m home in Swindon."

According to the article by Pete Hayman, "BPMA has moved closer to securing a grant worth more than £2.6m to help in its bid to provide public access to the former National Postage Museum's collection, which has been in storage since 1998."  

Pete pens, "Among the items included in the BPMA's collection are objects such as red pillar boxes and postal vehicles, as well as examples of every British stamp issued since the Penny Black in 1840."

BPMA director Adrian Steel is quoted as saying, "HLF money will allow us to embark on the next stage of this exciting project to bring this human story of communication, industry and innovation to everyone. "

Shown above, an artist's conception of what the new museum will look like.

To read the rest of the article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM