What is the idea behind MoMBIT?
Given the immense impact both international trade and its financing have had over humanity, we thought it was important to create an accurate and comprehensive museum, which would chronicle the evolution and importance of trade and merchant banking through the ages and around the world.
When will the museum open to the public?
Projected opening date is May 18th, 2019
What materials are you looking to acquire or receive on loan for your exhibits?
The museum is seeking any documents and/or items belonging to the firms of Lehman Brothers, Barings, Hambros, Rothschilds, Warburgs, Matiollis, or any other merchant banking firms around the world. Also looking for any historical artifacts from the construction of the Panama or Suez canal, old merchant ship records journals. Port and rail records, Sealand container designs, merchant ship models (both modern and 17th-19th century), old stock, bond certificates issued by merchant banking houses and any other information related to international trade and merchant banking history
How can one get involved? The museum is looking for Charter Patrons whose contributions will entitle them to a lifetime of free museum access, as well as to special privileges such s exclusive invitations to special exhibit galas, pre-openings, educational talks and much much more. Contribution levels range from $125 for Patron level to $1,000 for Senior Patron level. Museum is also looking for experienced volunteers to help develop, curate and narrate exhibits.