Your donation makes a difference!
As the end of the financial year approaches we invite you to make an investment in the future of NERAM through a tax-deductible donation to support New England Regional Art Museum. Every donation counts and your support will help us to provide you, your family and residents across the New England region with access to quality artistic experiences.
This year’s Annual Appeal will support three key activities that will help NERAM to plan for the future and are part of our Sustainable NERAM action plan. This plan will enable us to plan for the future viability of our facilities, our collections and our financial security, which means that we can present exhibitions, education and cultural activities, programs and events as well as provide a social and creative hub that inspires our whole community.
Your support and involvement makes a difference to NERAM and our community when you make a donation online and receive a tax-deductible receipt.
Three Priorities in 2016:
- Solar Powered Art – A modern art museum uses a lot of power on lighting, climate control and building systems which are essential to care for our collections and exhibitions – but it is expensive to run ($75,000 a year in 2015). As an environmentally sustainable organisation we are always working on ways to reduce our power requirements (see Energy Efficiency Action Plan) and with your support NERAM will be able to install solar panels on our roof to generate our own electricity. This one-off capital investment is a long-term solution that will translate into annual power bill savings, which we can then use to deliver educational, schools and exhibition programs. Make an online donation to this project through Givenow
- Preserving our Collections – Over the past twelve months our award-winning Adopt-an-Artwork program has raised funds to pay for the conservation of over 50 artworks from the NERAM collection. You can be part of this success story by making a donation into our Conservation Fund. The money raised will be used to provide profesisonal conservation treatment of the delicate artworks in our collection, ensuring their preservation for future generations. Make an online donation to this project through Givenow
- Plan for the Future – The NERAM Foundation has been established to raise funds to support the ongoing operations of the New England Regional Art Museum. Your donations are added to the Foundation’s funds and invested on our behalf with a proportion of the income generated going back into NERAM’s activities and programs, the rest is reinvested so that the capital fund grows each year. Your donation to the NERAM Foundation will provide our organisation with improved long term financial security, meaning we can plan better exhibitions, programs and events into the future. Make an online donation to this project through Givenow
With your help we will make our museum even better, so it will be one of the leading galleries in regional New South Wales and set the standard for excellent artistic, community and creative activities.
Adam Godjin from International Conservation Services and Jenny O’Connell from the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (at University of Melbourne) visiting NERAM to conduct condition assessments as part of the Adopt an Artwork program