Holburne Museum, Bath

Building for the future

To celebrate the Holburne's 100th anniversary in 2016 we aim to increase our endowment to £8 million to underpin all our work and maintain free entry as Bath’s Art Museum for Everyone. Up until the end of October 2013 all donations we receive for the endowment will be quadrupled.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (310288)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£59,300

Amount raised

£21,395

Donations

63

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

Situation

Following an £11.2million redevelopment, completed in May 2011, the Museum has seen visitor numbers increase six times to 160,000 people a year and has received multiple awards for excellence. Success has also brought new challenges and, like many museums in the UK, the Holburne is facing funding challenges that threaten the provision and quality of our core work, which is to engage and inspire as wide an audience as possible to see, enjoy and interact with our distinctive collection.

Solution

Our proposal is to increase our existing endowment to £8million, the interest from which would generate sufficient annual income to underpin the core work of the Museum. This will ensure we continue to care for our collection, to protect it for future generations, use it to stimulate engaging learning activities for people of all ages and abilities, and interpret the collection through enthralling and innovative exhibitions and new displays.

  • ‚ÄúIt is an eye opening, engaging, enriching and valuable experience. The Holburne team makes you feel valued. It‚Äôs a thoroughly positive experience."

    — Georgie Robinson, Volunteer Gallery Steward and Administration Assistant (age 21)

  • ‚ÄúI feel trusted to come in and touch things. Saying to people that I am part of an Art Group in the Holburne Museum elevates my status.‚Äù

    — Jon G, Holburne Association of Homeless Artists (HaHa) participant

  • ‚ÄúExemplary‚Ķ a terrific show, original, inventive and stimulating‚Äù

    — The Observer on our recent exhibition 'Presence: the art of Portrait Sculpture'

  • “It is an eye opening, engaging, enriching and valuable experience. The Holburne team makes you feel valued. It’s a thoroughly positive experience."

    — Georgie Robinson, Volunteer Gallery Steward and Administration Assistant (age 21)

  • “I feel trusted to come in and touch things. Saying to people that I am part of an Art Group in the Holburne Museum elevates my status.”

    — Jon G, Holburne Association of Homeless Artists (HaHa) participant

  • “Exemplary… a terrific show, original, inventive and stimulating”

    — The Observer on our recent exhibition 'Presence: the art of Portrait Sculpture'