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Crowdfunding is the NEW way to fundraise!!  It is bringing in a new era of community support – locally, nationally and………. internationally!!

The Oxford Dictionary says:  ‘Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet’.

Wikipedia says: ‘Crowdfunding is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.  Crowdfunding is used in support of a wide variety of activities including disaster relief, citizen journalism, startup company funding, motion picture promotion, inventions development, scientific research and civic projects’.

Our crowdfunding project with ‘ POZIBLE’ – an Australian-based global crowdfunding organisation – ‘BRINGING BACK 16TH CENTURY BEAUTY’ – has gone live to the world to generate the much needed funds to rejuvenate one particular beautiful stained glass windows!

ABOUT THE WINDOW:

As the Museum holds a total collection of 43 stained glass windows with only 14 windows funded and conserved so far,  it has now become a major priority to raise the necessary funds needed to conserve this particular  16th century window.

This window contains two panels – the upper an intriguing roundel from Germany of a lady and a shield with the CECYLIA.  The lower panel has a shield with ermine attributed to have originally come from Lincoln’s Inn, London.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of saving a medieval work of art that is unique in Australia.

HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED:

The funds generated through the ‘Pozible’ project will be used purely for the conservation of this panel of medieval stained glass.  Further details are listed in the “Pozible’ project.   The recommended restoration work that is part of the Stained Glass Program has been provided by qualified stained glass conservators and authorised by the Board of the Museum.

THE RISK

The risk of losing this historical glass window is becoming greater and greater as each day passes.  The 16th century workmanship and materials of this beautiful window continue to disintegrate under modern day pressures.  Once work has been completed, the window will be on show for all to admire and enjoy but until that time, it is being stored securely out of the limelight.  🙁

A REWARD OPPORTUNITY:

Through the Pozible crowdfunding, although smaller amounts are pledged – $10, $20, $50, $100 etc, if you (or a company) gives  $500 or over, we are offering a reward where you (or the Company) will be acknowledged by way of our newsletters, website and our Social Media for 12 months.  Final details and agreements can be negotiated to make sure our partnership is mutually beneficial!!