Paintings conservator at work Remember A Charity Week is fast approaching (12-18 September) and it has got me thinking about what I’d like my legacy to be. I’ve blogged previously about some of the legacies which have helped make National Museums Liverpool what it is today, including the generous donation of Sudley House to the city of Liverpool by Emma Holt. National Museums Liverpool is now a member of Legacy Liverpool, a group of local charities raising awareness to encourage people to leave a gift in their will to charities and voluntary organisations across Liverpool and Merseyside. Legacies, or gifts in wills, are vitally important to us. They help to ensure that our collections are preserved for the future, and that we can continue to make a real difference to the local community through our education and outreach work. So what difference could we make for the future, for the generations of visitors to come? While many of us would not be able to give something as large as a building, gifts of all sizes can have a huge impact. For example, a legacy could support:
- the conservation of objects or artworks that are important to you
- the development of your favourite museum or gallery
- our House of Memories dementia training programme
- our education programmes.