250 years of history
1 chance to keep it together
250 years of history • 80,000 objects • 1 chance to keep it together
The Wedgwood Collection – one of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of 250 years of British art – has been saved for future generations. The Art Fund raised £15.75m in total, including £2.74m through a public appeal that reached its target within a month of launching. Donations were matched pound-for-pound by a private charitable trust.
Thank you to everyone who donated to and supported the appeal!
17 July 2015
The redeveloped Wedgwood headquarters are unveiled today, including a redisplay of the collection which was saved by an Art Fund campaign last year.
2 December 2014
The Art Fund’s purchase of the Wedgwood Collection, its gift to the V&A, and its loan from the V&A to Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton were all confirmed in back to back transactions on 1 December 2014, ensuring the collection will remain on display at the Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston.
7 October 2014
To celebrate our successful appeal to save the Wedgwood Collection, we're giving away two beautiful tea-sets.