The New Museum in Nijmegen
Vasim building


Support for new WWII Museum (22nd of January 2013)

NIJMEGEN - Businesses in the Arnhem-Nijmegen region have offered more than 60 letters in support of the National WWII Museum to the province of Gelderland. The entrepreneurs had started a campaign last month. According to the industry, the new war museum will boost the regional economy. The National WWII Museum should be placed in the former Vasim/Nyma factories in Nijmegen.
The National Fund for Freedom and Veterans Care has an amount of between 10 and 30 million euros available. The province is also excited with a contribution of 1 to 1.5 million euros. The National WWII Museum is an idea of three cooperating war museums.
From Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem to Sanadome Nijmegen, and from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo to Bed and Breakfast Appeltern, all give their support to the arrival of a major new WWII Museum in Nijmegen. In total, more than sixty companies and institutions from the Gelderland leisure sector allegiance signed the letter of support.
"With our allegiance, we want the province to continue with that investment," said Ronald Migo, Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Central Gelderland. "The government must not only save money, but also invest and build. Let's make sure that we miss out on a beautiful museum, like we the National History Museum in Arnhem has happened."
The WWII Museum, an initiative of the war museum in Groesbeek, Oosterbeek and Overloon, is provided in the Vasim Building on the Waal at Nijmegen-West. Migo: "This museum is a great attractor, our region will be seen better on the tourist map."

The Museum will open in 2014.