Charleston is a living time capsule; the only complete example of a Bloomsbury interior in the world. One hundred years ago, it became the country retreat of the Bloomsbury group, including the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who painted its walls, furniture and canvases with swirling motifs and innovative, modernist designs.
Thanks to the support of our donors, the project to help restore and conserve these painted surfaces to their former glory has been a success, and within 16 days of the closing date we reached our target. The funds raised will go towards the services of conservators specialising in furniture, wood, paintings and interiors to repair the very fabric of the house and its collection. We will now be able to restore the Kitchen, Library and Spare Room; all of which are in desperate need of conservation.
However, can you help us go a little further? If we can reach 120% by 1 September we will be able protect the newly restored surfaces for the future – with a state-of-the-art environmental control system which will monitor these magnificent paintings and preserve this magical bohemian home for years to come.
Help Charleston continue to inspire future generations. Without your help, the walls will crack, the paint will peel and the surfaces will crumble. Donate now and get a great reward, including tote bags, silk scarves, framed fragments of Charleston's wallpaper and the chance to see the completed restoration work at an exclusive unveiling event.
This project is now closed, having raised 130% of the target. Thanks for your support!