Help move one of the World’s greatest collections of dress | The Fashion Museum

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A curator looking at items in the collection

Help move one of the World’s greatest collections of dress

Donate to the ‘Buy a bag’ campaign today.

One of the World’s greatest collections of historic and contemporary dress is on the move! The clock is ticking; the Fashion Museum in Bath must leave the Assembly Rooms by 2023. Now is your chance to take part in this historic move.

You can help move the collection by donating to the ‘Buy a bag’ campaign. 1,400 items need to become move ready with an archival garment bag.  Your donations will protect the collection that you love from water, dust, pests, mould, light and damage.

You can donate as many bags as you like. You can also choose several exclusive rewards too. 

We are 50% funded so far, thank you for your support!

Yes, I want to donate

£12.50 Buy-a-bag Only 
Your donation will protect the collection. You can choose the number of garment bags that you would like to donate to.

£50.00 Fashion Museum Bag and Guidebook Bundle
You will receive a Fashion Museum tote bag and guidebook. Your donation will buy three garment bags to protect the collection.

  £100.00 Fashion Museum Late 
Planned for 10th March 2022, this event will be one of the last times to see the collection after hours in its current home. You will receive one ticket to this exclusive event and your donation will buy six garment bags to protect the collection.

£250.00 Tag-a-bag 
Your name will be written on the labels attached to the garment bags. Your donation will buy 20 garment bags to protect the collection.

£500.00 Afternoon tea for two 
You will receive two tickets to the Fashion Museum plus a Champagne afternoon tea for two at our sister venue, The Pump Room (date of your choice from January 2022). Booking essential. Your donation will buy 33 garment bags to protect the collection.

£1000.00 Tag a bag and Fashion Museum Late bundle
You will receive two tickets for the Fashion Museum Late event and your name will be written on the labels attached to the garment bags that you donate to. Your donation will buy 80 bags to protect the collection.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do the bags cost?

Each bag costs £12.50.

Can I choose the item(s) my donation will protect?

No. You cannot choose the item(s) that your donation will protect. Due to the scale of this task, it is not possible to choose the items. There are over 100,000 objects in the collection. We are in the middle of recording, photographing and securely packing these fascinating, beautiful, and historical objects in bags and boxes. Your donations to the final 1400 bags will help us finish this mammoth task.

When will I receive my reward?

All rewards will be fulfilled in 2022 after the campaign ends.  If you have chosen a donate option with a reward, the Development Manager will contact you after the campaign ends to confirm your address. The campaign will end 31st December 2021.

When will the Fashion Museum Late take place?

The date for the Fashion Museum Late is 10th March 2022. This could change if there are any new COVID rules imposed on the venue.

I would like the Afternoon Tea for two, how do I book?

For the Afternoon tea reward, booking is essential for the tea and for the entrance to the Fashion Museum. The Development Manager will assist you with booking. Bookings cannot be made until after the campaign ends. The Development Manager will contact you at the end of the campaign.

If I choose Tag-a-bag what will I receive?

For Tag-a-bag, your name will be written on the garment’s label with the phrase ‘Kindly supported by [your name]. You will receive a photograph of the labels and details about the items your donation has made ready to move.

Is the Fashion Museum a registered charity?

The Fashion Museum is not a registered charity so you will not be able to add gift aid to your donation or claim any tax relief on your donation. No donations can be refunded.

Will I receive updates about the campaign?

Rebecca will contact you where relevant about your donation. For the latest news sign up to the Fashion Museum newsletter.

Where will the collection move to?

The Council is now looking for a new home for the Fashion Museum in Bath and is currently considering several possible locations. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the latest information on our move and the announcement of our future location.

Get in touch

Get in touch with Rebecca Gibson if you have any questions about the campaign.