Project information

A Family Collection, A National Museum

To preserve and safeguard the Collection for all to enjoy, to stage fascinating temporary exhibitions and to reach communities and individuals across London, the UK and internationally thorough Wallace Learning and Community projects.


Charity information: The Wallace Collection

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  • Need


    As a national museum we receive a government grant to enable us to be open to the public free of charge. However, we still need to raise over £2m a year to provide our Collection with the care and research it needs; stage temporary exhibitions to enlighten and engage visitors; and create workshops and activities for those who may need more help to access the Collection, such as elderly and homeless people.


    By raising these fund we will be able to arrange the conservation of works of art; plan exhibitions for the future; and continue to carry out our important education and community work, which includes creating workshops for those that are deaf and blind, and visiting schools and care homes. These funds are also vital for planning education workshops for the children and the general public to enjoy. Only by raising this money can we offer these important activities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Conserve the Collection for all to enjoy.


    » Raise funds to carry out vital conservation work on objects from the Collection and conduct scholarly research.

    Success will be conducting more research on our objects and providing them with the necessary care they deserve.

    Aim 2

    To stage temporary exhibitions.


    » Raise funds to plan and secure exhibitions for the future.

    Success will be continuing to host exhibitions every year to attract new and repeat visitors.

    Aim 3

    To continue with our extensive learning and community projects.


    » Use funds to stage specialist activities such as those for disabled visitors, refugees, the homeless and outreach programmes in prisons and care homes
    » Plan education and art workshops with the help of freelance artists, to help children and adults relate to and become involved in the museum.

    Success will be helping more people of all ages to engage with art through Wallace Learning activities.

  • Impact


    We seek to encourage a sense of identity with and sharing of some of mankind's greatest creations. For those who are physically or mentally unable to participate in one facet of the Collection there should always be an alternative. No disability should be a bar to enjoying the Collection. To encourage the habit of visiting museums and galleries among as wide an audience as possible by reducing any feeling of intimidation and increasing a sense of belonging.


    The major risk is that the Wallace Collection will not be able to deliver the innovative programme of displays and activities planned this year. We have dealt with this by putting a great deal of effort into generating funds for the Collection so that we can continue to provide the public with the best experience they can have at the Wallace Collection.


    Donors can sign-up to our e-newsletters and 'What's On' brochures, which detail the current museum activities.
    Full financial reports are available on our website as well as details of other ways to get involved such as following us on social media or joining our high-level membership scheme.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000,000 General Conservation, Exhibition and Learning Programmes
  • Background


    The Wallace Collection


    The Wallace Collection is many things to many people - beautiful and opulent objects displayed in splendid surroundings; a place of serenity and calm from the busy daily world; an old friend and a preferred haven. Thus the Collection benefits everyone. Only through continuously raising funds can we continue our invaluable work and start to help those more disadvantaged to appreciate the museum.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Like any national museum, the Wallace Collection wants to do more to appeal to and engage as many people as possible. Only through staging these ongoing projects can this happen.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Staff At The Wallace Collection

    All the staff, including the conservation, curatorial and learning staff, are continuously working to secure these aims for the Collection