St Albans Renaissance

April 13th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge

In these times of change it is inevitable that some of our cultural institutions will find themselves under even greater financial pressure and a new museum and gallery takes some fundraising.  But with the beautiful St Albans Town Hall, designed in 1831, being renovated including the grand ballroom, a court room with prison cells below and the Georgian civic chambers this really is “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform this beautiful Grade II listed building into a glorious new museum and gallery.” This is also a great opportunity to contribute to the transformation and become immortalised on St Albans Trust Honours board.

You can currently donate £250 or more to have your name, or that of a loved one, engraved on oak paneled honours boards produced by a local artist in the style of historic graffiti.  The boards they produce will then be displayed in the new museum and gallery when it opens. (If you donate £500+ we would like to thank you by engraving the name of another loved one.) You can get involved here http://www.stalbansmuseumsandgalleriestrust.org.uk/projects-2/renaissance-st-albans/

Founded in 1995, the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust is a registered charity and a key partner of the St Albans Museums Service and the University of Hertfordshire. Its supports the museums and galleries of St. Albans by using members’ interest and experience, raising funds, underwriting events and promoting the benefits of the city’s rich heritage, arts and culture. Please donate to the Renaissance: St Albans campaign to raise money to help create a fantastic new museum and gallery in the Town Hall at the heart of the city.

Source: St Albans Trust