New England Regional Art Museum’s Adopt-an-Artwork program enables members of the community to make a tax-deductible donation to NERAM to sponsor the conservation treatment of a specific artwork in the NERAM collection.
The program is a special way to show your love of art, and support for our collections, and to be involved in preserving this precious asset for present and future enjoyment.
Since the program was launched in 2015 the Adopt-an-Artwork program has raised over $170,000 towards the treatment of 100 paintings, prints, drawings and watercolours. The program has also increased community awareness of conservation issues through associated activities including presentations and workshops, the Operation Preservation exhibition and social media.
Anyone can Adopt-An-Artwork and assist us in preserving our outstanding Collections
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.
Follow the progress of our Adopt-an-Artwork program on our Operation Preservation blog which covers the treatments being received by artworks at International Conservation Services as well as onsite at NERAM. Entries are updated regularly and follow the stages of the conservation treatments as well as activities at NERAM for donors to the Adopt-an-Artwork program.
The Adopt an Artwork program has received support from the Commonwealth Government through the Stronger Communities Program and from Creative Partnerships Australia through their Plus 1 Program.
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