Project information

Nature in Art - Art Purchase Fund

We want to be able to show our visitors the best examples from world renowned artists. Our collection already contains works of artistic and historical interest, but we are always looking to increase the number of significant pieces we hold. We also need funds to maintain the current collection.


Charity information

Nature in Art Trust

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  • Need


    With the help of individuals and trusts we are looking to continue to gain important pieces of art for our collection to enable us to show an even more diverse range of art over longer periods of time. However, sometimes artwork comes and goes before we have had a chance to secure the funds for its purchase. We also need funds to maintain the current collection; for reframing or mounting costs, for new display materials etc.


    This project concentrates on raising funds specifically for art purchases and will enable us to have funds available to use, or to secure match funding, when artwork becomes available.

    It will also mean that should we need to pay for conservation for part of the collection, the funds will be readily available.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise funds for art purchases and maintenance of the collection.


    » Highlight the need for more funds by providing the public with more information and keeping them up to date with our progress.

    Success will be ... having connected with the public to raise enough funds to purchase a significant item for the collection

  • Impact


    New artwork will be on display to the public as part of our main collection and any new piece will also be highlighted in our education programme. We hope that this would provide enjoyment to our visitors and provide an excellent resource for the education programme.


    The main risk is that we will not raise enough money to buy or contribute to the purchase of some artwork. However, we have not specified an end date to the project so that we can continue to collect funds until we have a sufficient amount.


    We will update the Big Give with the totals and update our members in our newsletters. It will also be on our website and on notices within the Museum.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250,000 Art purchase Raising funds towards art purchases
  • Background


    The project is part of the Nature in Art Gallery and Museum in Gloucestershire.


    We have a wide range of visitors.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    As the UK's only art gallery and museum dedicated to art inspired by nature we are the best place museum to purchase artwork of this kind.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Simon Trapnell

    Simon is the director of Nature in Art and has a wealth of knowledge about this genre.

    Anna Treasure

    Anna works on the fundraising for Nature in Art and will keep a record of the donations received.