Following the Prime Minister’s announcement, we will be temporarily closing the institution on the 5th of November for one month.
We are planning to open again on the 3rd of December.
We will be running an online programme during this short period of closure for our members and supporters.
Contact us:
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In memoriam

Adopting a book or drawing in memoriam is the perfect way to remember someone special to you.

Adopt an in memoriam book

The Institution is a special place to many people.  With an in memoriam gift you can commemorate the life of a friend or relative by adopting a book or drawing in their name. Our books and prints and drawings are catalogued online and we can help you find something special to remember them by.

For your donati0n you will receive a personalised in memoriam bookplate in your chosen book and an e-certificate, and the name of your loved one will be entered in our Benefactors Book.

Give an in memoriam gift

We can also help you plan a bespoke gift to the family and friends of a loved one, including a private tour of the Institution to see your in memoriam book in situ, followed by tea/coffee and cake in the Courtenay Room or garden.

If you would like to discuss an in memoriam donation please complete the form below and we will be pleased to help you plan a lasting tribute.

In memoriam

  • Your details

  • A - In memoriam adoption

  • With £20 we can purchase an unbleached calico book pillow to display books in the Library. With £30 we can purchase a set of 6 reels of unbleached calico conservation tape which we use everyday to secure loose boards and book spines. With £50 or more we can purchase archival storage boxes for artworks and archival card to make 'shoes' for vulnerable books. Thank you.
  • B - In memoriam gift packages

  • Your adopted book or drawing