Like many arts organisations, The Johnston Collection closed its doors in March to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
We have been hit hard and lost a considerable portion of our revenue which would normally come from ticket sales, fundraising and events, all of which are central to maintaining our Collection, and supporting programs in Fairhall, our exhibition-house.
We are an independent self-funded Museum, and whilst we are excited at the prospect of reopening, we are also conscious that the road ahead must be a cautious one to ensure that we provide a safe and protected place for our team, visitors, volunteers to meet again.
We need your help to meet the many considerable costs involved in ensuring that we can provide a safe as well as welcoming environment for everyone who visits us for a tour of Fairhall, attends a lecture, or shares in a special event.
Right now, your support will be vital to sustain us as a place where people meet art and artists.
Your gift will go directly to assisting us in navigating the critical challenges of operating a public museum as the increased operational costs and impacts of Covid-19 evolve.
Thirty years ago, William Robert Johnston gifted his house, Fairhall and collection of English Georgian antiques to the people of Victoria. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We do not receive any recurrent funding from any level of government.
We understand that not everyone has the capacity to give, these are uncertain times for us all. But if you can, please join us in re-opening our doors to the public, and ensuring our Collection can continue to be enjoyed by the people of Melbourne and beyond.
You can support The Johnston Collection and the work we do by making a donation to our OPENING DOORS fundraising appeal, by leaving a bequest, becoming a corporate sponsor, a member of The Friends, or a volunteer.
At this time, more than ever, the support of our community is immeasurable. Your donation will be a significant contribution in helping the museum reopen during this difficult time.
Your generosity will enable The Johnston Collection to continue to share its collection and activities with visitors from around the world well into the future.
The Johnston Collection is a gift to the people of Victoria by William Johnston (1911-1986). It is administered as an independent not-for-profit museum by The W R Johnston Trust.
The W R Johnston Trust is endorsed by the Commissioner of Taxation as a Deductible Gift Recipient organisation under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
All gifts made of $2 and more, other than those made via a testamentary gift, are fully tax deductible.
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