Preserve, promote, and publish the Poe Museum's collection of James Carling's little known original artwork for Poe's "The Raven" Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 15, 2013.
About this project
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum of Richmond, Virginia aims to raise $60,000 to publish a coffee table style book of James Carling's illustrations that depict Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Raven.
The drawings were selected this year as one of Virginia’s Top 10 Most Endangered Artifacts by the Virginia Association of Museums.
The money raised will conserve each illustration and each will be given an individual archival acid-free mat. The amount of conservation will vary from piece to piece. They will be professionally photographed and placed into a gallery frame for inclusion in a traveling exhibition.
A large part of the money will be used to prepare and publish the book which will contain all 43 original illustrations. The small staff of the museum will also be working on writing all 43 catalog entries for inclusion in the book. You will receive updates along the way with photographs sharing our progress. This project will take a year to complete because of all of the smaller projects involved.
Anyone who makes a contribution to the Kickstarter campaign will have the opportunity to pre-order and purchase this book at a slightly discounted rate. Please leave us a comment and let us know if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.
Risks and challenges
This project will involve many different people who all have different schedules and priorities. A snow storm, electrical outtage or even a personal vacation may delay the final delivery of the project whether it is the photography, the conservation, or even the printing of the book. Our plan is to accept these challenges and delays and understand that things happen. Our promise to you our backers is that we will be honest and forthright about what is going on and will keep you up-to-date on the progress through updates and emails.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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