Musée Rodin Turns to Crowd-Funding for Acquisition

Musée Rodin Courtesy Musée Rodin

Paris’s Rodin has turned to crowd-funding for the purchase of a rare drawing by the French sculptor titled Celle qui fut la belle Heaulmière, Liberation reports.

It “is a major piece,” commented a museum representative, “both its subject and format are very unusual.” But the institution’s acquisition fund could not come up with the full €300,000 needed to secure the purchase. To raise the remaining €40,000, the museum has launched the “billet mécène” (patron ticket) offering visitors the option to add an extra euro to the price of their entrance ticket and help raise the sum.

The campaign started last week and will carry on until the end of 2014. With about 700,000 visitors every year, the Musée Rodin is in a good position to reach its target.

Follow Artnet News on Facebook:

Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.
Article topics
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.

You are currently logged into this Artnet News Pro account on another device. Please log off from any other devices, and then reload this page continue. To find out if you are eligible for an Artnet News Pro group subscription, please contact [email protected]. Standard subscriptions can be purchased on the subscription page.

Log In