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Trusts and Foundations
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum of contemporary design. Trusts, Foundations and statutory funders support us to present world-class design through a programme that inspires, engages, and delights audiences.
Major exhibitions, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually
Free displays profiling the work of contemporary designers
A free permanent collection displaying the development of modern design
Touring exhibitions with 135 tours in 31 countries worldwide
An inclusive learning programme reaching 40,000 participants across the UK annually
Online engagement and a digital community reaching a global audience of over 7.6m
A research facility convening and highlighting innovation in design research
Association with a world leading museum, internationally recognised as ‘the’ destination for contemporary design in the UK
Supporting design at the forefront of social, environmental and technological development
Reaching and engaging with a broad range of audiences in London, nationally and internationally
Presence and exposure across our physical and digital sites
Learning, access and participation programme, reaching over 40,000 participants annually.
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Exhibitions programme, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually.
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Collections, with over 3,500 objects spanning the development of design.
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Maintaining the museum and its operations, with 10,000 sqm floorspace in an iconic building and a team of over 100 highly talented staff.
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