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A gift which lasts for ever

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum exists due to the generosity of our Founders and countless other donors over the years.
For more on the history of our acquisitions click here.

How you can help

We are always seeking to enhance our collections as defined by Collections Development Strategy, and in order to ensure future generations can enjoy the Russell-Cotes collection we ask people to emulate the generosity of Merton and Annie.

There are several ways in which you can leave us a gift in your Will.
Many people leave a gift without restricting it to a particular use, and you can rest assured that we take care to utilise this money in the best way we can.
Some people leave us a gift to restore an object, painting, or collection which holds special significance for them, or for an area of the house they particularly love.  If you choose to restrict your donation in this way, we will make sure that this is how it will be used.
Others kindly leave us artefacts, paintings, or other objects of interest in their Will. If you are considering such a generous act please contact our curator to discuss the best outcome for your beloved possessions, at Duncan.walker@bcpcouncil.gov.uk .

Legacies are essential to our work and to the future of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. Although we cannot provide any legal advice and must leave it to your solicitor to prepare your donation, we can offer some sample wording and assurance of how your legacy will be used. If you would like to make a donation ‘In Memory’ of a loved one who cared for the Russell-Cotes or remember us in your Will please contact us on 01202 451823 or email Beth Steiner at russellcotes.fundraising@bcpcouncil.gov.uk .

Thank you so much for your generosity

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