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Drawings collection could support itself

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I see that the Honorary Treasurer at the riba values its Drawings Collection at £365 million.

Two things occur to me. Would it not be sensible to sell 10 or 20 per cent of the collection and endow a new museum built by and for riba members? Matching funding may then be available from the National Lottery or the Millennium Commission.

Alternatively we could go completely philistine and sell the entire collection, thereby releasing the mildly mind-boggling sum of £16,000 for each and every member to invest in anything legal.

NIGEL SPAWTON

Chairman, Oxfordshire riba

Oxford

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