Campaigns

We run fundraising campaigns to ensure important works of art remain on public display for all to see.

Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

Campaign archives

Nostell Brueghel

We joined forces with the National Trust to buy Pieter Brueghel the Younger's The Procession to Calvary for Nostell Priory.

Frome Hoard

This extraordinary discovery of over 52,000 silver and bronze coins now belongs to the Museum of Somerset.

Poussin masterpiece

The Art Fund has joined forces with the Fitzwilliam to help secure Poussin's magnificent work, Extreme Unction, for its collection.

Turner's Blue Rigi

More than 11,000 people helped buy JMW Turner's outstanding watercolour for the Tate Collection in 2007.

Rubens's The Apotheosis of James I

We joined forces with Tate to buy the first preparatory sketch made by Rubens for his magnificent scheme of ceiling paintings in the Banqueting House, Whitehall.

The Burghers of Calais

Rodin attended the 10th anniversary meeting of the Art Fund in 1913 at which this acquisition was unveiled. In 1999 a campaign was announced to undo years of inadequate maintenance as well as vandalism.

Macclesfield Psalter

This remarkable medieval manuscript was bought for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in 2005.