Financing LWM and its Projects
Right from the beginning the appeal by the Trustees for material, financial and any other kind of help solicited overwhelming response from the people and ensured the establishment of truly a peoples' museum. Since none of the museum’s ventures are profit making, LWM seeks funding from various sources, namely government and private donations from home and abroad. Since 1999, successive governments have continued to allocate token grants in the national budget. National and international corporate/ donor organizations that are sponsor members include the Ford Foundation, U. S. Ambassador's Special Fund, High Commission of India, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Bangladeshis in Switzerland and corporate houses e.g. Square, Transcom and Asiatic Marketing and Communications Ltd. Besides, many individuals have also become sponsor and charter members.
Annual Member: With a donation of Taka 2,000 per year.
Outreach Program: Between 1999 to April 2004, Bangladesh Freedom Foundation financed the project.
Combined Outreach/Mobile Museum Project: Manusher Jonno financed the project for the 2004-2009 period.
National Lottery: In the Jan-Mar 2003 period, the LWM successfully conducted a government approved a National Lottery, the earnings from which was kept separately for purchase of land for the museum.
Prime Project: Building a New Museum
Land and Building: The LWM is housed in a rented home belonging to the colonial period. Due to space constrains many objects cannot be exhibited and the local and international dimensions of Liberation War cannot be fully displayed. The caretaker government in 2008 allotted a 2.5 bigha land in Agargaon to the Museum Trust. A full-fledged museum with proper facilities and modern amenities will be built there. An open competition for the museum design was held in 2009 and the best design was selected by an international jury board. The construction work is beginning soon. LWM needs the support of everyone for the realization of building this citizen’s museum.
Funding is sought from all the well-wishers of the museum for the construction project. Any person or group can donate Taka 10,000 or USD 200 and buy a brick and have their names placed in the wall of donors. The Muktijuddho Smriti Trust (MST) also welcomes corporate/individual donors.
One may choose to contribute in any of the following fund category to the financing of the construction of the building.
Patron: Donation of Taka 50 lacs
Sponsor member: Donors contributing over Taka 15 lacs
Charter Member: Individual donors contributing over Taka 3 lacs
Life Member: Taka one lac only
Buying a Brick: Taka 10,000 or US$ 200, £150.00/Euro 150.00
You may send your cheque directly to the LWM office in Segun Bagicha Dhaka or directly deposit in any branch of Janata Bank (a/c#36000408) or BRAC Bank (a/c# 1501101658637001) in the name of Muktijuddha Jadughar Nirman.