In 1897 the Wallace Collection was bequeathed to the British Nation in one of the most significant acts of cultural philanthropy of the Victorian era. Today the museum works with philanthropically minded businesses eager to engage with and support the Wallace Collection's ambitious programme which seeks to combine curatorial excellence with social inclusion.
Developing a corporate partnership with the Wallace Collection is an opportunity to entertain, inspire and incentivise your staff and clients at the same time as providing vital support for the Collection. The money generated by your involvement will go directly towards conservation of the Collection and the development of our education and exhibitions programmes.
We would like to thank our current Corporate Members for their support. To find out more about the options available please contact the Events Office on 020 7563 9507 or email email@example.com.
The Wallace Collection has a varied exhibition programme featuring both contemporary and Old Master exhibitions to complement the permanent collection. Each exhibition runs for approximately three months in the dedicated Exhibition Gallery. Previous exhibitions include: Lucian Freud Latest Paintings, Poussin to Seurat: French Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland, Damien Hirst: No Love Lost, and The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe.
Sponsorship fees range from £10,000 to £50,000. We would be delighted to work with you to create a tailor-made package to suit your requirements, be they corporate entertaining, staff benefits or promotional campaigns.
The Discovery of Paris
Watercolours by Early Nineteenth-Century British Artists
20 June – 15 September 2013
Next year we will be staging an exciting exhibition of British watercolour views of Paris. Focusing on the period c.1802-40, it will feature outstanding works by Turner, Girtin and Bonington, as well as other artists who are now perhaps less familiar, such as Thomas Shotter Boys, Francis Danby and William Callow. In all there will be about sixty watercolours, plus complementary materials including preparatory drawings and associated prints. Among the lenders will be the British Museum, Tate Britain, the V&A, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and several private collectors.
In the early nineteenth century Paris was an irresistible attraction for thousands of British tourists, among whom were many painters. There was an unprecedented interest in views of the city, and artists responded to this excitement with an extraordinary range of works, from simple pencil views to the most elaborate watercolours. It is this remarkable contribution of the British to the iconography of Paris, and the fact that it was in the early nineteenth century that the French capital became the major destination for mass middle-class tourism that it has remained ever since, that justifies the title of the exhibition – The Discovery of Paris.
All the exhibits will be loans, however the Wallace Collection is a particularly apt venue to reunite them in one exhibition. Not only will these works complement our great collection of nineteenth-century British and French paintings, but they will also illustrate the Paris that our Founders knew so well.
We are currently recruiting sponsors to enable us to stage The Discovery of Paris, please get in touch to discuss how we could work together.
For further information on our upcoming exhibition sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development Office, on 020 7563 9558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Future Exhibitions
Dresden’s Canaletto: Views of Eighteenth-Century Dresden by Bernardo Bellotto (February – April 2014)
The Global City: Walking the Streets of Renaissance Lisbon (November 2014 – February 2015)
Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Wallace Collection (Spring 2015)