First, 36 000€ is not the cost of the restoration. Indeed, to this amount must be subtracted: the manufacture of rewards (15%), the communication (5%) and the commission that Kickstarter (8%) takes a total of 28%.
Then, Père Lachaise cemetery is classified as a historical monument so you can't hire the first funeral home that you find. You have to hire an expert in art restoration and the costs are not the same.
To conclude, the family of Georges Méliès has provided cleaning of the grave but since 1954, 65 years, we've never renovated it. It's time to take action.
To know more:
- why 36 000€?
- why the city of Paris, the ministry of culture of the french state can't help us?
- where are the issues ?
- all the steps of the restoration in details ?
- see the grave in 3D ?
It's here: https://www.thegeorgesmeliesproject.org/index.php/travauxukpage-2