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Adopt an Artefact Scheme

Adopt an Artefact Scheme

Our Adopt an Artefact Scheme plays a crucial role in helping Glastonbury Abbey recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It also provides you with the opportunity to play an important role in conserving the abbey’s history and highlighting the importance of the artefacts held within its collection.

These objects represent only a small proportion of the items we have in our collection, most of which were found in excavations by some of the key figures in medieval archaeology during the 20th century, including Ralegh Radford.

The rich and varied range of objects we have in our collection represent more than 1,500 years of occupation on the site and the wealth of heritage which is associated with it. Among the abbey’s archaeological collection are items of national significance, including some of the earliest examples of Saxon glass production, some of Britain’s finest Romanesque and Early English Sculpture and the widest range of excavated English monastic material culture in the country.

Each item is offered for sponsorship for a period of 12 months, however, longer term sponsorship may be possible, please contact Daniel Gibson at Daniel.gibson@glastonburyabbey.com if you want to discuss longer term sponsorship or would like to sponsor a specific object not listed here.

With your consent your details will be published next to an image of the artefact on a dedicated webpage, along with a card next to the artefact in the museum while it is on display.

Please visit https://appeal.glastonburyabbey.com for full details and a list of the artefacts available.


Added: 2nd October 2020

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