Gainsborough’s House is undertaking a major capital project to establish a national centre for Gainsborough so more people can enjoy the special setting of the artist’s childhood home and garden. The project will double the size of the museum and refurbish and re-display the historic buildings to show more of Gainsborough’s art and to sustain and protect the museum for future generations.
With your support, we will use traditional handmade clay bricks from a local maker which will offer a stunning addition to Sudbury’s conservation area. The new wing will house three exhibition spaces and a creative learning studio with views over the Suffolk countryside. A distinctive crinkle-crankle wall will provide an attractive boundary for the garden, with its giant 400-year-old Mulberry tree, alive when Gainsborough was a boy.
By sponsoring a brick for £20 you will help to make this possible. The project will use thousands of bricks, so every sponsor will help and everyone who buys a brick will be thanked in a special commemorative book.
“Sponsoring bricks is a great way to get involved. These bricks are a local material, so we are supporting Suffolk industry as well helping to build a beautiful feature for the site. Do join in and perhaps sponsor a brick for each member of your family,”
Mark Bills, Director, Gainsborough’s House.
How You Can Get Involved
If you would like to buy a brick/s, or perhaps give one for each member of your family or for friends, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01787 372958
or buy a brick online at JUST GIVING
Thank you for your support.
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) was born in Sudbury and baptised at the Independent Meeting-House in Friars Street on 14 May 1727, the fifth son and ninth child of John and Mary Gainsborough. In 1958, Gainsborough’s House Society was formed to purchase the house and establish it as a centre for Thomas Gainsborough. The Museum opened to the public in 1961 and has remained open for over 50 years. The beautiful historic garden at the heart of Gainsborough’s House is maintained by a devoted body of volunteers, who garden exclusively with plants that were available in Gainsborough’s lifetime.
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