Your piece on the riba Architecture Centre (aj 2.4.98) may have left your readers with the impression that the riba contributes only £1500 per annum to the costs of the Architecture Centre. This is not the case. The riba's contribution to the centre's costs in 1998 is £278,000, made up of £107,000 of staff costs, £143,000 of premises costs (obviously excluding any rent charge), and £28,000 in other costs. The impressive amounts of external funding raised for specific exhibitions and events are in addition to these amounts.
Director of Public Affairs, riba