We have reached our Crowdfunding Appeal target – thank you!
Thank you to everyone who has stepped in to help us at this time. It is very moving and quite humbling that nearly 700 of you donated and shared messages with us. We are so grateful to every single donor, to those who have donated off-line, and to Arts Council England for a grant from their emergency fund.
As an independent museum with no public subsidy, we are usually dependent on our visitors: tickets, shop, car park, venue hire and café sales. The closure of the Museum meant the loss of a huge part of our income, but we have taken several actions to ensure that we have the best chance of surviving. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we will weather this storm.
Fortunately, when we closed we were showing by far our most successful exhibition ever – Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years – which was surpassing all Holburne records. We have been able to extend that show from May to the New Year so we a show to enjoy once it is safe to reopen. Needless to say, the future of the Holburne as we know it and its future ambitions will rely on greater support.
Thank you again, keep an eye on our social media for our weekly virtual workshop – Creativity4Wellbeing – every Wednesday afternoon. Anyone can join!
On behalf of all of us, thank you again and stay well.