£32 million funding for new museum approved

Liverpool Museum artist's impressionThe Northwest Development Agency has approved a £32.7 million grant to cover approximately half the funding of Liverpool's new waterfront museum. This follows the rejection of £11.4 million of funding when the Heritage Lottery Fund turned down a bid back in January. The design of the modern, X-shaped building has proven controversial; it will be sited on the Mann Island area between the Pier Head and Albert Dock, obscuring the view of some city residents of the Three Graces and also, according to some, clashing with the more traditional architecture in the area. The planned museum will provide a larger exhibition space to house the urban history collection now at the Museum of Liverpool Life

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