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Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

We Are Swindon Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
We Are Swindon Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

The Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is a registered charity run by volunteers who work to help promote and support Swindon Museum and Art Gallery to as wide an audience as possible.

We’ve been doing that since 1993 when our patron, the surrealist painter and zoologist, son of Swindon Dr Desmond Morris, launched the Friends at a gathering of 160 guests.

We Are Swindon Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

The Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery (FSMAG) uses events, activities and organised excursions to raise funds. In liaison with the museum staff we buy new artworks and items for the museum or fund conservation of particular pieces.

3. John Greenwood in front of Rings and Strings and Things

Swindon artist Ken White in conversation with Andy Binks
Artist Eileen Cooper in front of one of her works

Visiting Eileen Cooper RA in her studio
Friends of museum an exhibition a private view

Friends at private view of an exhibition
Wine strainer conservation

Roman wine strainer conservation
4. A landscape by George Downs

A restored painting: ‘Landscape’ by George Downs
John Greenwood in front of Rings and Strings and Things

John Greenwood in front of Rings and Strings and Things
We Are Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

It’s not as well-known as it should be that Swindon is in possession of an important collection of 20th century art as well a fascinating and eclectic local museum collection. It ranges from Roman pots to an early fire engine to Garrard record decks and Bluebird Toys.

Not forgetting, of course, the gharial (freshwater crocodile) known to generations of Swindonians.

For more information go to: www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

We Are Swindon Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Photo taken October 2020
by We Are Swindon Campaign Manager, Michelle Jones

How you can support Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

We are dedicated to the development, maintenance and enhancement of the best possible museum and art gallery for Swindon. If you’d like to be a part of supporting the museum and art gallery’s well-being for future generations we’d love you to join the Friends.

Benefits of Membership

  • A practical way for you to support our unique Museum and Art Gallery

  • A programme of lectures and trips

  • Invitations to private views and social events

  • Reduced price entry to talks

  • Opportunities to become involved in specific museum projects.

We Are Swindon Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

To become a Friend, you can join online by clicking this button.
It’s £15 for individual membership/ £30 joint membership.

Membership

We’re able to accept your kind donation, via the following means, using all major credit and debit cards.

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For more information about Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, about any of our events, or for help becoming a member, please contact admin@friendsofsmag.org

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