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Empty Shops Network

Last week Simon and the museum's project manager, Mellany Robinson went along to meet Dan Thompson, the man responsible for setting up the Empty Shops Network. This refreshing and innovative scheme sets out to revitalise high-streets which have empty properties by encouraging the owners to allow groups to take out short term leases for a range of initiatives from Art gallery spaces to pop-up shops selling local individuals work and a whole range of community projects. Find out more about it here -

The MofBF are looking into setting up a temporary space to coincide with each of the various forthcoming exhibitions.