This month NERAM launches ‘Adopt an Artwork’, a new fundraising campaign in support of artwork conservation. It’s a special way to show your support for the collections, and a chance to be involved in preserving this precious asset for present and future enjoyment.
You may have noticed that many artworks in the collections are showing their age and no longer looking their best. Signs of aging include cracking and flaking paint, yellowing paper, loose frames and dirt. These artworks need conservation treatment to restore their former glory and stabilise them for future generations.
And it’s easy to help. Anyone can ‘Adopt an Artwork’ by making a donation. Choose your favourite artwork, or one that represents your interests, group or organisation. Make a personal adoption or team together with others and join a group adoption. In return you’ll receive an Adoption package with public acknowledgment (if wanted), gain behind-the-scenes insight, plus receive an invitation to preview the artwork following conservation treatment.
All conservation will be contracted to professional conservators. Adoptions range from $250 to $10,000 and more. Smaller amounts are also welcome and will be used for the general conservation program. As an added bonus, the first $50,000 of donations will gain matched funding from Creative Partnerships Australia – effectively doubling the potential of your Adoption.
Download more information here.
A selection of works can be viewed here.