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Museum of London Docklands in exciting partnership with Citi

Museum of London Media Release

This September saw the launch of a brand new partnership between Museum of London Docklands and Citi; the major American financial services company. A new scheme called 'Money makes the world go around' has been set up in conjunction with the Learning department at the Museum to help young people understand finance.

The Citi-funded year-long scheme invites local schools to make use of a free learning day and a variety of online resources that are being specifically created for this project to go live online in Spring 2010. The learning day is packed with activities including an enterprise challenge to plan and cost a corporate event to be held at the Museum. The students get to meet a character actor playing the son of a local docker who became a millionaire, and learn about his plight as a speculator in the 1980's. Students also get to carry out independent work in the Museum galleries and have a tour of the nearby Citi office at Canary Wharf, where students can talk to and learn about Citi staff and their roles.

Lucie Parkes, Secondary Schools Officer at Museum of London, said "The 'Money makes the world go around' study day offers a rare opportunity to bring the world of finance to life for school pupils. It's a fantastic chance for students of all abilities to acquire vital knowledge about such a topical, and often inaccessible, world in a fun and practical way."

The 'Money makes the world go round' scheme will run from October 2009. Many of the places have already been filled by local school groups.

Notes to Editors:

  • For more information or images, please contact Kate Rosser on 020 814 5502.
  • Museum of London Docklands explores London's long history as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. A changing programme of activities caters for visitors of all ages and includes talks and gallery tours, storytelling, drama, films and guided walks. The Museum opened in 2003 and is a short walk along West India Quay from the Docklands Light Railway or ten minutes from Canary Wharf underground station on the Jubilee Line. Open daily 10am-6pm (except 24, 25 and 26 December) www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands
  • Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. Through its two operating units, Citicorp and Citi Holdings, Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management. Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com or www.citi.com.
  • Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment of individuals and families, particularly those in need, in the communities where we work so that they can improve their standard of living. Globally, the Citi Foundation targets its strategic giving on its priority focus areas: Microfinance and Microenterprise, Small and Growing Businesses, Education, and Financial Education and Asset Building. The Citi Foundation works with its partners in Microfinance and Microenterprise and Small and Growing Businesses to support environmental programs and innovations. Additional information can be found at www.citifoundation.com.