Revolving Door: Alice Returns to Rawsthorn Manor

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Although we’ve never been (at least this writer hasn’t), The Design Museum in London has always held great appeal. Now it looks as though there’s turmoil within its ranks and who knows where it could wind up? Their chairman left in ’04, Alice Rawsthorn has just left after five years as the museum’s director, and plans for a $50 million relocation and expansion have just been announced. Seems like big things are in the works. The whole story is here, and this is word from the museum about finding a replacement for Rawsthorn:

We want to build on the eighteen year heritage of the Design Museum, to give London and the UK the world’s leading museum of design, says chairman of trustees Luqman Arnold. The strength of the creative industries in this country and the support of all sections of the community make this ambition achievable. The importance of design to the UK, both culturally and economically, has been further highlighted by the Cox Report. There has never been a better opportunity to make this vision a reality.