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Winchester Embroiderers' Guild welcomes contemporary and traditional textile artists, embroiderers and craft enthusiasts

The decision to move the EG Collection (including folios and library) into the long term care of an accredited museum has been welcomed across the Guild and beyond.

At the time of announcing the decision we explained that there was a detailed process to be completed to handover the Collection into the care of Bucks County Museum while ownership would remain with the Embroiderers' Guild. In addition to this initial first year cost there is a service agreement between Bucks County and the Guild that is set at £15,000. This appeal is for £45,000. If successful this would cover all the costs for the first two years.

Individual members, branches, regions and members of the wider textiles community may wish to contribute. Branch committees are asked to make all members aware of the appeal. The appeal form can be downloaded here.

The work to transfer the Collection into the care of Bucks County Museum is about to start. It is expected to be completed in time for a substantial exhibition to open on 1st July 2017. This will run for four months. Thereafter, there will be a permanent exhibition in the Beryl Dean Gallery at Bucks County Museum. Full details will be on the Guild and Bucks County Museum websites.

Thank you in advance for your support for this appeal. For many years members have wanted to see the Guild's Collection cared for by an accredited museum. This is now about to become a reality.

Terry Murphy on behalf of the Board of Trustees