As part the Art Fund’s Art Happens platform, where five museums around the UK are each attempting to fund their own project, the Bowes Museum, in Barnard Castle, County Durham, is crowdfunding through the Kickstarter initiative, to raise the money.crowdfunding marketing
Earlier this year, the museum commissioned a conceptual neon artwork from leading British sculptor Gavin Turk to display on the facade of the building after a successful crowdfunding campaign raised more than £6,000 to finance the initiative.crowdfunding advertising
If successful, the project will fund research into how the piece would originally have been displayed, the construction of a new frame and bespoke stand, raising it to the required height for an altarpiece, some conservation of the carvings, and new, more meaningful, interpretation.
The project also proposes to grant access to the paintings currently hidden from view by allowing the shutters to be opened and closed to reveal the six paintings on the reverse - St Anthony, the family of Zebedee and the four fathers of the church, along with the signature mallet marks of the Guild.kickstarter marketing
Alison Nicholson, the museum’s project co-ordinator, said: “The conservation and redisplay will give visitors a greater understanding of the piece and its significance to the museum’s early religious art collection.kickstarter project
“I’m really excited about being involved in the first round of museums using the Art Fund’s new crowdfunding platform.
“It will be an amazing achievement to reveal and reunite our 15th century altarpiece and return it to its former glory.CrowdFunding advertizing
“I really hope the public will donate to help make it happen.”
Rewards for pledges, which can be any amount from £5 to £1,000, include a range of products, behind the scenes access to the conservation studio, picture stores, archives and VIP tours with museum staff.CrowdFunding marketing
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