How your gift could help
RA Library. Photo: Francis Ware. © Royal Academy of Arts, London.
A gift in your will can be a sum of money, a specific item or a share of what is left of your estate after you have provided for your family and friends.
• £500 could help conserve a small painting, sculpture, historic frame, or group of prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books or historic photographs in the RA Collection, Library and Archive so that these can be enjoyed by all for many more years to come.
• £900 could help to pay for paints, canvases and sculpting equipment for one student in the RA Schools for one year.
• £1,000 could help us make important additions to our collections of rare books, archives, prints and drawings, not only enhancing their internationally recognised significance but also acting as a permanent reminder of an individual’s generosity.
Summer Exhibition Workshop 2009. Photo: Education Department. © Royal Academy of Arts, London.
• £10,000 could fund the full-scale restoration of one or more major works of art in the RA Collection thereby rescuing an important piece of our national artistic heritage.
• £15,000 could help us to pay for a student to receive unparalleled high quality artistic training in the Royal Academy Schools for one year.
• £20,000 could sponsor an exhibition in the Tennant Gallery so that visitors can explore the Academy’s history and discover more of the wonderful pieces in the RA Collections.
• £20,000 could help to cover the costs of equipping and running the Schools workshop for one year – giving the artists of the future access to high quality materials.
These are just a few examples of how a gift in your will could support the work of the RA.
Because we don’t know what we might need your help for in the future, we would be very grateful if you could make your gift to the RA for our general charitable purposes. This means that your gift can be used to help us carry out our most urgently needed work.
If you would like your gift to support a particular aspect of our work please contact Emma Warren-Thomas,
who will be able to talk to you in confidence about how your gift could help, or use the contact form here.