Our Impact

We help museums to

share more art with everyone.

A photograph of Prospect Cottage in a notebook
What we do

As a charity we raise money to support museums and galleries across the UK.

For 120 years we have helped museums to acquire works of art for their collections, support their workforce, and provide unforgettable experiences for visitors everywhere.

Giving grants for acquisitions is central to our work, helping museums to bring brilliant works of art before the public and keep them there.

Our wider support for museums, from our crowdfunding platform, Art Happens, to our ticketing system, Art Tickets, helps them to raise and earn money to realise their goals.

And our support for museum professionals enables curators to deepen their knowledge and build their careers.

Recent results

With the support of our members and donors, in 2021 we helped hundreds of UK museums to grow their collections and inspire new audiences.

Members, donors & supporters
Museums and galleries in our network
£5.8 million
Awarded in grants
Objects and works of art joined collections
Jayne Stokes, Day by Day (detail), 2020

Art we've helped buy

Explore the art we’ve helped buy with the support of our members and donors.

Luke Jerram, Gaia

Shaping a brighter future

From the smallest local history collection to the largest world-leading art institution, museums play a vital role in the health and happiness of our society. Providing inspiration, education and opportunities for collaboration, they help communities thrive, and can provide a lifeline in times of trouble, as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown.

We believe that supporting this rich resource is an essential, ongoing and collective endeavour.

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