Fire at the Prefab Museum
To get the latest news, The Prefab Museum has a Facebook page (which you can visit without being a member). Here you can see photographs of the damage, and hopefully get news of the re-opening. For more details,
The plan to keep the Museum open until 2017 depended on the raising of £15,000 to cover the cost; if this could be done, the extended opening would be permitted. Elisabeth's response to this was to attempt a very new way to raise money - "Crowdfunding". It is rather like buying shares in a new Company, except that it is done on the Internet and there is very little paperwork involved.
There is a Website called Kickstarter that organises this funding method; to see how it works,
You can see that the target was reached, on time. Here, there are photographs of the Museum, and a video to watch.
What will happen now? We must wait and see. Your Web Editor would like to point out (and this is merely an observation, as no facts are available) that the Museum prefab may be so badly damaged that demolition is inevitable, but there are still a good number of prefabs remaining. Maybe it will be possible to move the Museum into one of them.
I am sure that all Members will wish for a happy outcome to this devastating event.
Elisabeth Blanchet outside her Prefab Museum.
13th November 2014 - still no news.