Bequests and donations to Friends of Glasgow Museums
Friends of Glasgow Museums (FoGM) is a registered Scottish Charity (SC008995), with the aim of cultivating interest in the activities – artistic, historical, educational and scientific – promoted by Glasgow’s Museums and Art Galleries.
This support includes the awarding of grants for a variety of purposes – to help with purchases for the collections and the conservation of items, for publications, exhibitions, for research, and for education. Since 1984, FoGM has supported Glasgow Museums’ Young People’s Art Competition, sponsoring medals, special awards, and contributing to the prize-giving ceremony.
Much of the money to fund such projects comes from bequests from Friends who appreciated that FoGM would ensure their legacies were used as they had wished, to benefit Glasgow’s Museums and Art Galleries directly.
FoGM also raises funds through its Membership activities: lectures, excursions, events and holidays. In 2020 and 2021, these activities have been, understandably, extremely limited, but as restrictions ease, we aim to offer Friends a full programme again in the near future.
The generosity shown by Friends during the pandemic in the form of donations has been overwhelming. Although unable to visit venues or enjoy the collections, our Membership has ensured that FoGM will still be there on re-opening, ready and willing to support Glasgow’s Museums and Art Galleries in a time of unprecedented need.
If you wish to make a donation to Friends of Glasgow Museums, or are considering remembering us in the form of a bequest, please contact Julie Chambers in confidence to discuss matters further.
Friends of Glasgow Museums, The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HU
Scottish Charity SCO008995
Member of British Association of Friends of Museums