Cardiff’s city history museum has launched a new appeal for funds with a change of name with the Cardiff Story now becoming the Museum of Cardiff.
The move coincides the museum’s plan to raise half a million pounds to help support future programmes, exhibitions and education work.
Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said:
“The museum is now 8 years old and in that time it has welcomed over 1.1 million visitors from Cardiff and all over the world.”
Museum Manager, Victoria Rogers, added:
“We know from talking to visitors and supporters that our old name could be quite confusing for a lot of people. We think our new name will be a clearer and more obvious reflection of what the museum is all about”
Cllr Bradbury continued:
“Every year the museum works with and support 100 different community groups and organisations. It’s a real asset to the city’s cultural offer and the only place locals and tourists alike can come to explore and celebrate our rich history. The name change reflects an exciting new phase in the museum’s development.
“The funds raised by this campaign won’t cover the running costs of the museum but it will provide vital long-term support that supplements the investment already being made by the Council alongside a range of generous supporters”
The funds raised by the Museum and the Cardiff Museum Development Trust will be matched, pound for pound, by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Keen supporters of the museum, Henry and Diane Engelhardt have already pledged support to the campaign through their family’s Moondance Foundation
“We feel it’s important for a city like Cardiff to have its own museum to celebrate its story and its communities. The Museum of Cardiff can tell the story of the City’s incredible history for generations to come, that’s why we were pleased to help launch this appeal. We would encourage anyone who calls Cardiff home, to support this appeal”.
If you would like to donate to the appeal visit www.cardiffmuseum.com/support-us or contact the museum directly on 029 2034 6214 or via email at: [email protected]