London Bridge at Night by Miss Cowie 1936 Byzantium by Margaret Nicholson Cushion cover 19th Century
London Bridge by Night by Miss Cowie 1936 Byzantium by Margaret Nicholson Cushion Cover circa 19th Century

Collection Care Appeal

The Board of Trustees of the Embroiderers’ Guild is pleased to announce that it has found a long term ‘home’ for its unique collection of UK and international embroideries and textiles. Bucks County Museum Trust (BCMT) will provide storage, curatorial and conservation services for a period of 25 years. The agreement with BCMT will provide long term security and greater accessibility to members of the Guild, the wider stitch community and the general public.

Under this Agreement the EG Collection is being loaned to BCMT. It will remain the property of the Embroiderers’ Guild. The Agreement includes a permanent gallery for exhibitions of the EG Collection at Bucks County Museum. The gallery will be for the exclusive use of the Embroiderers’ Guild and will be known as the ‘Beryl Dean Gallery’, continuing the name adopted in Kings Road, Walton-on Thames in 2012.

In addition, further items from the EG Collection will be available at the BCMT Resource Centre at Halton, near Aylesbury. The EG Folios and Library will also be stored there and available to visitors. The Folios will continue to be available to Embroiderers’ Guild branches and Young Embroiderers’ Groups on request. BCMT agreed to provide this storage and care services at cost, however, this still requires the Embroiderers’ Guild to raise £45,000 to cover the first two years. This amount includes a detailed handover process.

PLEASE HELP US TO RAISE THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO MEET THESE INITIAL COSTS

To recognise and celebrate all contributions the Guild will create two permanent mementoes. Please choose the one that most appeals to you.

OPTION 1: Have your name or the name of your organisation included in a permanent display of contributor’s names. This will include the gallery at Bucks County Museum for the exclusive use of the Embroiderers’ Guild, a listing on the Embroiderers’ Guild website and whenever possible will be included on information literature developed to inform visitors of exhibitions based on the EG Collection loaned to museums and galleries throughout the UK.

We are pleased to record our thanks and appreciation to the following members, branches and regions for their generous contributions:

Members - Joan Allan, Alison Barrett, Pam Cooper, Margaret Davie, Alison Davies, Jacqueline Embers, S D Garland, Sally Giffen, Margaret Howard, Lesley Jones, Christina Keen, Jo lamb, Sarah & Ian Macpherson, Bridget Marrow, Bea Neilson, Jenny Parry, Lorna Rand, Alison Rennie, Fiona Shedden, E R E Smith, Ruth Smith, Diana Turner, Anne Walden-Mills, Jean Usher, Ann Warren, Ailyn Wilkinson.

Branches - Aberdeen, Altrincham, Avalon, Basingstoke, Cheshire Borders & Chester, Chesterfield, Dorking, Dumfries, Dundee, East Kent, Exeter, Frome, Hamilton, Hexham, Huddersfield, Leamington, Lutterworth, Maidstone, Marches, Newbury, North Wales, Plymouth, Scunthorpe, Skipton, Stirling, South Cheshire, South Somerset, Uttoxeter, West Bridgford, Worcester, Worthing Saturday.

Regions - Eastern, North West, Scottish

OPTION 2: Link your name to a piece from the Collection. The Guild will allocate your name to an item within the Collection that matches the category you nominate. Your name will appear on labels and stewards’ guides whenever the allocated piece is exhibited whether at Buck County Museum or at any touring or loaned exhibition. The Guild will take care to allocate contributor’s names to pieces most likely to be included in exhibitions.

A number of other members, branches and regions have also contributed but either wished to remain anonymous or have their name associated permanently with a piece from the Collection. Again we wish to record our thanks and appreciation.


PLEASE HELP US TO ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE FOR THE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD UNIQUE COLLECTION OF TEXTILES & EMBROIDERIES

STOP PRESS: Contributions from members, branches and regions now amount to £27,000. Our warmest thanks to all who have contributed.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR FULL INFORMATION ON PAYMENT OPTIONS

Raised work clematis by Kay Dennis Chinese Pheasants early 20th Century Punto in Aria by Paddy Killer
Raised work by Kay Dennis Chinese Pheasants early 20th Century Punto in Aria by Paddy Killer
 
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