18 November 2014

The Restoration of 'The Garden Court' by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

 Joanna Brown hands the cheque to Dr Jenny Gaschke Curator of Fine Art
(Photo against the background of The Garden Court courtesy of BMAG)
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery’s appeal to raise £18,000 for the conservation of a wonderful painting, The Garden Court by Edward Burne-Jones, has been 100% successful, thanks to the Friends. The museum had raised £8,000 from generous individual donors but needed to find another £10,000 to complete the conservation of the badly damaged artwork. The Friends of Bristol Art Gallery Executive Committee agreed to run an appeal to the membership, which was sent out in late July 2014, and within two months 142 individual Friends have donated £10,000 between them.