Previous Appeals

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our previous fundraising appeals.


The Château de Juvisy

The Château de Juvisy (detail) oil on canvas 165cm x 265 cm about 1700 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2013-2014 – Juvisy Appeal

Thanks to an overwhelming response to our public appeal, we were able to raise £35,000 towards the £1.3 million it cost to purchase this vast panoramic landscape, The Château de Juvisy, by Pierre-Denis Martin. The painting is due to go in our new Europe 1600-1800 galleries, and will play a central role in Gallery 5 which is set to chart the rise of France during 1660-1720.

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The Medal Cabinet Appeal

Medal cabinet in the Egyptian taste, about 1810, Paris, after a design attributed to Charles Percier (1764-1813), © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2014 - Medal Cabinet Appeal

The government placed a temporary export bar on a rare and remarkable Napoleonic medal cabinet and we had just five months to raise £534,000 to ensure its place in the national collections. Thanks to the generosity of V&A Members and supporters we were able to raise the funds in time and save the cabinet for the nation. The medal cabinet is due to go on display in our new Europe 1600-1800 galleries, which open early next year.

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Restoration work taking place on one of the William Bell Scott’s stained glass panels © Victoria and Albert Museum

Restoration work taking place on one of the William Bell Scott’s stained glass panels © Victoria and Albert Museum

2012 - Stained Glass Appeal

As part of FuturePlan the V&A is restoring many of the original features of the fabric of the Museum. In 2012 we ran a major public appeal to conserve and re-install the original stained glass on the landings of the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre. The panels were designed by William Bell Scott and were first installed in about 1870.  The £25,000 raised by the public appeal meant that the 24 panels could be cleaned, repaired and set in specially constructed display frames before going back on public display.

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Charles Dickens by William Frith, 1859. Museum no. F.7, © Victoria and Albert Museum

Charles Dickens by William Frith, 1859. Museum no. F.7, © Victoria and Albert Museum. Bequeathed by John Forster.

2010/11 - Charles Dickens Appeal

The V&A counts amongst its treasures the original manuscripts of eleven novels by Charles Dickens. In October 2010 a major fundraising appeal was launched to raise funds to conserve three of these novels - A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and The Mystery of Edwin Drood - ahead of the major Dickens 2012 celebrations. An exceptional response from V&A Members and the public saw the Museum raise the £25,000 needed to enable the essential conservation work to start on these remarkable manuscripts.

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The Becket Casket (detail), Limoges, France, about 1180. Museum no. M.66-1977, © Victoria and Albert Museum

The Becket Casket (detail), Limoges, France, about 1180. Museum no. M.66-1977, © Victoria and Albert Museum

2009/10 - Medieval & Renaissance Galleries Appeal

We had an overwhelming response to our Medieval & Renaissance Galleries appeal from both members of the V&A and the general public. The appeal raised over £46,000 (including reclaimed Gift Aid) which has helped close our fundraising campaign for the galleries. The Galleries opened to excellent reviews with the Financial Times calling them “an aesthetic and intellectual triumph”.

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Philip-Lorca diCorcia, 'Ike Cole, 38 years old, Los Angeles, CA, $25', 1990-92. Museum no. E.766-2008, © Philip Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, 'Ike Cole, 38 years old, Los Angeles, CA, $25', 1990-92. Museum no. E.766-2008, © Philip Lorca diCorcia

2008 - Contemporary photography Appeal

In 2008 we ran an appeal to raise money for our Photographs Collection Acquisition Fund to help us continue our policy of actively collecting contemporary photographs. Funds from the appeal directly helped us to acquire an iconic photograph by Philip-Lorca diCorcia entitled 'Ike Cole, 38 years old, Los Angeles, CA, $25' which featured in the BBC documentary series ‘The Genius of Photography’. We previously had no works by diCorcia in our permanent collections and this piece was displayed in the Photography Gallery in 2009/10.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - V&A Connects: The Slow Journalism Company 2014: After the dust settled

Fri 06 February 2015 18:30–20:30

EVENING EVENT: There's no sense in reviewing the year when it's still going on. Our February 2015 session looks back on 2014 with the benefit of hindsight and asks how disobedience fared, analysing the uprisings, the protest movements and the coups, and comparing them to those of previous years.

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