Contributions are critical to the fulfilment of the Blumhardt Foundation’s objectives

The Foundation began in 2003 with contributions from the then Trustees. In accordance with Doreen’s wishes, the proceeds from the sale of her home, and of those items in her wider collection that were not selected to form the core of the Blumhardt Collection, formed the financial basis from which the Foundation operates. For the Foundation to continue to flourish, contributions are always most welcome.

Trustees are very interested to be able to support more outstanding New Zealand makers. If you share our commitment to craft/object artists please be in touch to discuss your ideas. We are currently able to award one Dame Doreen’s Gift annually, we would welcome contact from people who may be able to assist us to offer this high profile gift to more recipients.