Refurbishment of Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
Appeal for funding the Conservation & Display Project
Renovation of the Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is currently underway as part of the Cultural Hub Brecon (CHB) project. The CHB project is led by Powys County Council and supported by a number of partners, including the Heritage Lottery Fund and Brecknock Society and Museum Friends (BS&MF). Background information can be found here.
In order to keep costs of the CHB project down, some specific items were left out and are to be funded as additional projects through separate appeals. Collectively, the partners in the CHB have taken up the challenge of raising these additional funds - together totaling £300,000.
Refurbishment projects For BS&MF's part, and taking advantage of our status as a charity, we are seeking to raise £110,000 for items associated with the refurbishment of the Museum & Art Gallery. Our fund raising falls under two main headings: an Interpretation Project (£55.4K) and a Conservation & Display Project (£54.6K). For the latter project we are seeking support from individuals, local trusts and small businesses.
The Conservation & Display Project has two components - see below. We launched the public appeal for this Project on 10 August 2017. Please consider making a donation - no matter how small:
- Specialist conservation of nine significant objects to be displayed. These include John Thomas's bronze statue of Boadicea (conservation estimate £5,000) and a straw work box made by a French prisoner in the Napoleonic Wars (estimate £350). Details on all nine objects can be found here.
- Additional display cabinets are needed, including a specially-designed cabinet for storage and display of works in the nationally-important collection of watercolour paintings. More details can be found here.
The prospectus for the Conservation & Display Project shows all of the above items - click here to view or download.
To make a donation A form for sending or handing over cheque, cash or Postal Order donations can be found here. Donations can also be made online via the BS&MF's fundraising campaign on JustGiving for the Conservation & Display Project - click here. As we are a charity, donations made by UK taxpayers can benefit from Gift Aid.
A 'Statement of Principles' for the funding that we raise through this appeal for the Conservation & Display Project and how it is accounted for can be found here.
BS&MF Contacts for this appeal:
Chairman, August 2017