WHEN?

The Museum of the Corporation is a new initiative, commencing June 2004.

The first year will be spent on feasibility and research, involving setting up some initial temporary museums. Beyond that, we imagine a full programme of museums leading up to the establishment of a permanent base, in the UK, in 2007.

2007 is the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of Slave Trade Act in the UK, and also the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Palashi, India, where the East India Company army defeated the Nawab of Bengal's army, thus "gaining" Bengal for Britain. An auspicious year for the foundation of a permanent Museum of the Corporation?

See Watch This Space for developments