Our guests have given us all kinds of wondrous ideas around how breadboard lovers can support the museum, so we can keep the collection together and accessible to the public.
…sponsoring a breadboard (£5)
Thanks to Lois and Liberty, small museum enthusiasts. We will celebrate you with a name sticker by the breadboard and a photo on our blog. If you have visited us and have a particular board in mind, we would be glad to oblige. This will help with buying oils to keep them nourished, furniture polish for the sheen and silver polish for the silver plated items.
…buying a Breadboard tea towel (£10)
Ranuka’s precious pennyworth. Can we tempt you to a tea towel? It will help with advertising and membership to worthy associations such as MCA and HCA, and events such as Wandsworth Arts Fringe. Open house combined with a street party is also under discussion!
…including our photos in your content (£20 per shot)
Deborah’s contribution. Are you prepping an article on baking, carving, crafts, arts, dying skills, Victoriana, Kitchenalia, collecting, antique dealing, Alzheimer’s, enterprising daughters?! Proceeds to the most excellent unicaartservices for keeping the photo inventory up to date as new items arrive.
…spending a day with chums inventorying and curating (£30p/p)
Ella’s gem. How about getting knee-deep in breadboards for a day, helping with descriptions and measuring. Buying in specialists such as carvers, treen specialists, foresters, timber suppliers, food / art / design historians is an expensive process, but they all contribute fascinating insights and perspectives.
…booking a talk and getting the locals together for a tea party on your turf (£50 p/group half day, £100 p/group full day (plus travel expenses)
Ginger said: ‘Tour it’, so here goes. The research carried out by my mother over 15 years and her collection form the backbone of the tours. If you cannot all fit in our front room and would like me to visit you, or you are not mobile, I would be honoured to bring a choice selection of boards to you, with the primary sources, all to be handled and discussed. (Praying Frances from Dunoon doesn’t read this!) Special pieces which would enhance the narrative of the collection do come up occasionally and it would be super to have a small reserve for such eventualities.
…renting our museum space for the day (£100 per/group)
Nora’s brainwave. We have ongoing repairs to the collection – and the house. The ghastly prospect of a new roof is beckoning. If you know a group who would enjoy a WHOLE day immersing themselves? Bakers, stylists, still life artists, photographers, carvers, whittlers, designers, collectors… All are welcome to come and get creative.
If you wish to sponsor us in any of the above ways, or in others, please contact us using the form below! Thank you for your time.