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Corporate lawyer news – Lawyer appointed museum’s chair

20th August 2012

The move to appoint the corporate lawyer, Bruce Minto, has surprised some but makes sense in light of the fact that the commercial law specialist earlier headed a successful £47 million fundraising drive while helping to secure the future of the museum, including major rebranding and rejuvenation work. Since this facelift, the museum has attracted an impressive 2.3 million visitors.

“Bruce led the successful campaign which, with support from the Scottish Government and Heritage Lottery Fund, exceeded its target to raise the funding for the refurbishment, which is widely recognised as an engineering and architectural triumph,” commented a source.

In fact, Minto has been on the board of trustees since October 2010. The role of chair is unpaid and Minto will retain his role as a corporate lawyer.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to support National Museums Scotland in building on its outstanding recent successes,” he said.

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