BMAG Raising Money to Conserve Burne Jones and Tapestry

November 24 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) are raising funds to have two works of art conserved. The Museum have started a JustGiving page to raise £25,000 to have Burne Jones's The Star of Bethlehem (pictured) and William Morris's Holy Grail Tapestries professionally treated and conserved.

According to their JustGiving page:

The Star of Bethlehem is the worlds largest watercolour and its been on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for 130 years. Its essential we replace its fragile glazing as well as carefully assessing and conserving the painting. 

The delicate Holy Grail tapestries are at serious risk of weakening and even tearing. They need conservation and a really good clean. We havent been able to display them since 2015 and they are currently in storage. 

These monumental artworks have an important place in the history of British art as well as being stars of Birminghams collection. This vital fundraising campaign will ensure that they can be enjoyed by you  and thousands of other visitors  for many years to come.

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