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The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology holds a significant collection of medieval and Victorian stained glass windows that are in desperate need of conservation. The Museum, based just north of Brisbane, is one of Australia’s premier collectors of international fine arts and antiquities that is open to the public. The Museum is a registered charity but receives no operational funding from any level of government. A conservation assessment and report conducted in 2006 noted that this window should be conserved within 5 years. Due to lack of funds this has not occurred. It has become a priority to raise the necessary funds needed to conserve this 16th century window. This window contains two panels - the upper an intriguing roundel from Germany of a lady and a shield with the name CECYLIA. The lower panel has a shield with ermine attributed to have originally come from Lincoln’s Inn, London. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of saving a medieval work of art that is unique in Australia.

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Since 2006 the Abbey Museum has been fundraising to enable the conservation of the 43 panels in its collection. To date, fourteen have been funded through donations and the conservation completed. Another three are currently undergoing conservation and should be reinstalled in the Abbey Church before Christmas. Although much has been achieved, as the years pass the urgency to get these windows conserved increases.

How The Funds Will Be Used

The funds will be used for the conservation of this panel of medieval stained glass. The panel will be removed to the conservation studio where it will be pulled apart, cleaned, and where possible, fragments of the same piece of glass will be edge-glued together and some modern inserted fragment will be replaced with more appropriate glass. The fragments will be releaded before reinstallation. The recommended restoration work that is part of the Abbey Museum Stained Glass Conservation Program has been provided by qualified stained glass conservators and authorised by the Board of the Museum.

The Challenges

The risk of losing this historical glass window is becoming greater and greater as each day passes as the 16th century workmanship and materials of this beautiful window disintegrates under modern day pressures. Once the funds have been sourced, the work will commence. Then it will be on show for all to admire and enjoy. But until then the window is being stored securely away from the spotlight - until the restoration can begin.
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A$5 +You are AMAZING!! Thank you so much! Every bit helps us to achieve this project to bring back this 16th Century Medieval beauty!! Grammarcy!! (in medieval speak!!) You will get a virtual 'courtesy' (bow) from us my Lords and Ladies!!
6 Chosen | 94 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014
A$10 +Coooool!! This is a great donation and will certainly help us achieve our goal!! Grammarcy my Lords and Ladies!! We will give you a virtual 'courtesy' (bow) and touch our forlocks in recognition of your greatness!! (as would have been done in Medieval days!!)
20 Chosen | 80 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014
A$11 +AN E-CHRISTMAS CARD!! Pledge as a gift for someone else!! We will then send this e-card to you for you to forward to your special someone. Perfect for friends and family overseas and for those interested in anything Medieval!!! Just choose this reward when you pledge and you will receive your e-card in your email box to forward so they know it is from you! Your gift will allow these windows to live for another 1000 years!!
4 Chosen | 196 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$20 +This is so much appreciated!! Yes you too will get a virtual 'courtesy' (bow) and we will also acknowledge your support by way of a personal email!! :)
28 Chosen | 22 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014
A$50 +AWESOME!! We can't thank you enough!! You will get our virtual 'courtesy' (bow) of course, and we will also acknowledge your wonderful donation on our Facebook page (Abbey Museum)!
17 Chosen | 33 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014
A$100 +Woo Hoo!! This is CERTAINLY a great support for this wonderful project!! A virtual 'courtesy' (bow) will be coming your way as well as a personal 'Thankyou' email AND an acknowledgement on our Facebook page!
4 Chosen | 16 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014
A$200 +OH!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Just fantastic! The sun will be shining through this stained glass window before we know it with THIS donation!! A virtual 'courtesy' (bow) of course, a personal email of thanks AND a mention on our Facebook page (Abbey Museum) as well as a mention on the Abbey Medieval Festival Facebook page - HUGE HUGE HUGE acknowledgement!! Grammerci!!
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A$500 +YOU ROCK!!! Your name or Company Logo will be included in ALL our newsletters plus our website for 12 months as well as being included in ALL our Social Media strategies. We have a world wide following and thousands of contacts each month!! Final details and agreements can be negotiated with you to make sure we partner together successfully for all!!
1 Chosen | 5 AvailableEst. delivery is February 2014