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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Margaret Thatcher: Plans to Build Museum as Permanent Memorial

The legacy of Margaret Thatcher is to be enshrined in an important new institution that aims to shape Conservative politics throughout this century. 

David Jones, the Welsh Secretary, said: “Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s greatest post-war leader. I can think of no better tribute to her than the establishment of the Margaret Thatcher Library” Photo: Rex Features

Plans are well under way for a combined library, museum and training centre in London to be a permanent memorial to the former prime minister, whose funeral will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday.

The Margaret Thatcher Library, whose backers aim to raise £15 million in private funds to endow it for generations to come, is supported by at least three Cabinet ministers as well as key political lieutenants of Baroness Thatcher. 

The project, without precedent in British politics, will be based on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in California, to reinforce what was the most powerful international political partnership of the Cold War era. 


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