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cARTes Postales - Salisbury Museum

cARTes postales - Art on Postcards The creative lucky dip fast approaches!

cARTes postales – art on postcards - is an exciting initiative by The Friends of Erlestoke Prison and The Salisbury Museum, working in partnership. Over 300 postcard-sized works of original art have been created for us. We are selling postcard vouchers at a cost of £40 each. In a few short weeks, each voucher purchased will be randomly matched to a postcard. This will help raise funds to support rehabilitation projects at HMP Erlestoke, including a much needed all-weather sports pitch; the funds raised will also go towards supporting the Salisbury Museum for Future Generations project, which has just been awarded initial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
This is a unique opportunity to own a piece of art by such talented people as Antony Gormley, Richard Deacon, Patricia Volk and Pugh, to name but a few of the incredibly generous people supporting the campaign.
Postcard vouchers are available online now from the Salisbury Museum website. A large selection of postcards will be exhibited at The Salisbury Museum in the lead up to the allocation of vouchers on 29 October. All the postcards will be dispatched in the post to their lucky recipients by the end of October.
Please see the Salisbury Museum website  – for updates and further information.
This fundraising initiative has mental well-being at its heart. For the prisoners at HMP Erlestoke, there are currently no facilities for outdoor team sports. Exercise in the fresh air will improve the mental well-being and fitness of prisoners as part of their rehabilitation. It will also help to prevent reoffending. The Friends of Erlestoke Prison are aiming to raise £500,000 to build and install the all-weather sports pitch.
The Salisbury Museum is an independent charity, which uses its outstanding collections of art, archaeology, costume and social history to encourage learning, inspiration and enjoyment for all. The money raised will help support the museum on its journey towards the transformation of the Salisbury history galleries, restoration the museum’s medieval home and the launch a programme of learning and community activities to help build and grow audiences – the Salisbury Museum for Future Generations project.