Sharing our Soldiers' Stories - #SupportOurMuseums

by York Army Museum in York, England, United Kingdom

£115

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £22.50
£1,200 target 12 days left
9% 7 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th January 2021 at 10:09am

Crowdfund for essential protective equipment to ensure our great volunteers can return safely & we can keep sharing our soldier's stories.

by York Army Museum in York, England, United Kingdom

Who are we?

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York Army Museum is a small, independent, award-winning museum, set in the heart of York. We work with our communities to create positive social impacts. If you've never visited us and you'd like to have a look around you can take a peek with our virtual tour, just click the link below  

Explore the museum with our virtual tour.

Why are we fundraising?

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We tell the stories of our regiments from 1685 to the present day.  These stories are brought to life by our fantastic team of volunteers, both behind the scenes and front of house: researching, cataloguing, welcoming visitors and delivering amazing workshops for schools and local groups.  

We miss our volunteers very much at the moment, but we can't welcome them back to the museum until we have sufficient protective equipment in place to make sure they are all safe.  We love engaging with schools but again, at the moment, object handling is difficult to deliver.

How will the money be spent?

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We want to provide our collections volunteers with their own set of equipment for cataloguing, cleaning and packaging objects, and a safe space in which to work with protective screens.  This costs us £120 per volunteer.  We aim to raise enough funds to equip and protect 5 collections volunteers = £600.

We want to provide our education staff and volunteers with more loan boxes which they can lend to schools or community groups to be kept for use within their group bubble, and then returned, quarantined and cleaned.  This costs us £300 per box.  We aim to raise enough funds to create a WW1 and a WW2 box = £600

Please take a look at our fantastic rewards and consider pledging towards our target.  Every penny counts and every donation helps to preserve heritage, to share our soldiers' stories, and to keep community volunteers safe.  We will be thanking all funders on social media if they would like us to do so - although we know some of our superheroes prefer to keep their identities secret, and that's fine.  We would like to create a list of funders to display in the museum, but again if you prefer to be anonymous that's fine too, we'll love you anyway.

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Thank-you.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

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Tour of the Museum with a Curator

Join one of our curators for a tour round the museum in 2021. This tour is for your group up to a max of 4 people. After the tour each person will receive an annual museum pass, so you can visit again as many times as you like within a 12 month period. + Inclusion on our Thank-You list + Thank You on social media if you wish Thank you for your support. Please include your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram name in your comment so we can thank-you

£5 or more

Thank-You

Thank-You - an inclusion on our Thank-You list of funders to be displayed in our museum and a Thank-You on social media [if you desire - we know some of our superheroes prefer to maintain their secret identity] Thank-you for your pledge, we appreciate every penny. Please include your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram name in your comment so we can thank-you on social media.

£10 or more

1 of 300 claimed

Plant your own Poppies

Pledge £10 and we will send you a packet of poppy seeds, so you can create your own little corner of remembrance. Seeds will reach you by the end of January in time for planting in the Spring. + Inclusion on our Thank-You list + Thank You on social media if you wish Thank you for your support. Please include your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram name in your comment so we can thank-you on social media if you would like us to do so.

£10 or more

2 of 150 claimed

3-Year Museum Pass

Become a Friend of the Museum. Pledge £10 and receive a 3-year museum pass, so you can visit us as many times you want over the next 3 years. + Inclusion on our Thank-You list + Thank You on social media if you wish Thank you for your support. Please include your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram name in your comment so we can thank-you on social media if you would like us to do so.

£20 or more

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Tribute Ink Exhibition Preview Ticket

Be one of the first to view the Royal British Legion Tribute Ink exhibition at York Army Museum in July 2021. Join us to view the exhibition before it opens to the public. + Become a friend of the museum and receive a 3-year museum pass. + Inclusion on our Thank-You list + Thank You on social media if you wish Thank you for donating. Please include your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram name in your comment so we can thank-you on social media if

£20 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Behind the Scenes at the Museum: 8-12 year olds

A 90 minute curator experience for children. Do you know a budding historian or would be curator? This look behind the scenes will allow them to handle museum objects, help with cleaning and display of items and find out about the various jobs we do at the museum. This experience is for children aged 8-12 years, children must be accompanied by an adult. Curator experiences are currently scheduled for July and August 2021.

£50 or more

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Private Tour of the Museum with a Curator

Have the museum to yourselves and join one of our curators for a tour around the museum in 2021. This tour is for up to a maximum of 6 people. After the tour each person will receive an annual museum pass, so you can visit us again as many times as you like within a 12 month period. + Inclusion on our Thank-You list + Thank You on social media if you wish Please include your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram name in your comment so we can thank-you.

Let's make 'Sharing our Soldiers' Stories - #SupportOurMuseums' happen

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