FUND FOR ORIGAMI ART
A fundraising campaign to acquire origami works from around the world!
In addition to continuing our projects (read our 2020 Report here), the purpose of this year's campaign is to raise funds to purchase origami artwork from around the world. These pieces will be carefully selected to meet the needs of the Museum's collection.
Why purchase? The Museum does not discourage donations, and in fact, are thankful for the artwork received. However, we also aim at acquiring specific models for their historical, technical or stylistic importance.
There is also a political aspect because, if our institution wants to promote origami as fine art, we must make an effort to help overcome the cultural stereotype that considers origami as a handicraft of little or no value.
Whose artwork? There are many artists who are tremendously talented and are eager to transfer their work if they are reasonably compensated. The Museo del Origami wants to be the first to step up.
We need your support! We cannot fulfill this goal without the help of our supporters. That's why we are counting on you.
You can be part of this project and make it happen! So please, if you wish to contribute, just click on the button and fill in the amount you wish to give. You can choose a suggested amount or give your own. No amount is too small, and all gifts will help us meet our goal.
Our gift to you! We want to thank you! All gifts of $25.00 or more will receive a link to the Virtual Tour of the Museo del Origami.
The package includes a salutation by Laura Rozenberg-Sofi, founder and director of the Museo del Origami, and Wendy Zeichner, director of OrigamiUSA. The second part is the 20 minutes tour of the museum. The third part is a dissertation about the making of the museum by Ms. Rozenberg-Sofi. And the last part is a bonus showing a video clip in fast motion on the building of the museum.
This package was created to commemorate the first anniversary of the museum and was aired for the first time on Jan. 24th. If you have seen the Virtual Tour during the celebration, you will be granted permission to share the link with a friend who didn't have the chance to participate.
What people are saying about the Museum and the Virtual Tour (And remember, this tour will be yours with a donation of $25 or more!)
The Museum is a remarkable achievement and deserves our full support. Paul Jackson (UK/Israel)
Congratulations. The museum is great on all levels. Impressive. The tour as well was beautiful and informative. We hope to visit someday and explore your historical collection. Erik and Martin Demaine (USA)
I can't believe what I just saw... so impressive, diverse, and updated... I must go visit. Ilan Garibi (Israel)
What a great production!! The video tour was fabulous. The camera work, your narration....and the museum itself. Wonderful job of designing the space. It's so cozy and inviting. And the location....it's a really beautiful. Now, more than ever, I really want to visit. Charlene Morrow (USA)
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I especially liked the light-box presentation of the tessellation models; it really captures the beauty and intricacy of the folds. Turning a small space into a gem! Oh, to see it in person... Delrosa Marshall (USA)
Don't wait any longer! Make your donation and receive the Virtual Tour of the Origami Museum as a gift!
Contributions or gifts to Museo del Origami are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes