Revealing hidden 15th-century Renaissance art

Emma House by The Bowes Museum, County Durham

Every donation through Art Happens brings the campaign closer to its goal.

As a thank you for your donation, choose an exclusive reward inspired by the project and created by the people involved – and take your very own piece of the campaign away with you. Or help to spread the word by giving your bespoke reward as a gift. Your good deed, done.

If you would prefer to donate without receiving a reward, you can select that option below.

Please note that rewards will be dispatched once the project is confirmed to go ahead.

Any questions or need help donating? Contact us on 0203 757 9772 or email our Supporter Services team.

Make a donation without a reward

I’d like to donate but I’d prefer not to receive a reward.

75 Funders

£5

Updates and online mention

Enjoy regular project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website.

22 Funders

£15

Personalised postcards

Eight project-related postcards printed with your name. Plus, enjoy project updates and a citation on the Art Happens website.

16 Funders

£25

Tea towel set and admission

Two tea towels inspired by the altarpiece, plus 12 months unlimited free admission (one ticket) to the museum, project updates and an online citation.

42 Funders

£45

Photo book

A full-colour 31-page casebound book containing beautiful photos of the restored altarpiece and a personalised bookplate. Plus 12 months unlimited free admission (one ticket), project updates and an online citation.

22 Funders

£60

Conservation afternoon

Go behind the scenes at the Conservation Studio, including a tour, tea and cake! (Nov 2014, Jan, Feb, Mar 2015.) Plus, updates and an online citation.

13 Funders

£100

Handmade oak panel

Solid panel with Gothic fretwork inspired by the altarpiece, made by Rupert McBain's studio. Approx 15cm x 15cm. Plus project updates, online citation and 12 months' free admission (one ticket) to the museum.

18 Funders

£450

Go behind the scenes

A full day at The Bowes (with +1), including lunch with the director, Adrian Jenkins, and a special tour of the collection; go behind the scenes at in the picture store and archive. Plus, project updates and a citation on the Art Happens site.

3 Funders

£995

Reveal hidden art

Be one of the first people to open and close the altarpiece's shutters, revealing hidden paintings: two tickets to the VIP opening event (April 2015), where the restored altarpiece will be revealed. Plus, updates and a citation on the Art Happens site.

1 Funder

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