“The Library of Lost Books currently receives no cash funding. So, to get our lovely, old and rather decrepit books magically transformed and re-made we need a whole cadre of Fairy Godmothers and Godfathers, also known as Library Members. Our Library Membership levels are named after famous librarians” says Susan Kruse, project founder
The entire initiative is voluntary and is being funded by donations, sponsorship and by selling 4 different levels of membership package. Prices can be found at http://thelibraryoflostbooks.blogspot.co.uk/p/about-project.html
Each level of membership entitles the purchaser to different ‘library’ benefits.
Casanova Members will receive a beautiful membership card, a hand-printed bookmark, and a regular email newsletter, plus your name on the Supporters Page.
Duchamp Members will receive a beautiful membership card, a hand-printed bookmark and a pass to the members only website with regular updates, artist interviews, some sneak previews of the re-worked books and more. Plus your name on the Supporters Page.
Dewey Members will receive a beautiful membership and bookmark, pass to the members' only website, invitation to attend a private members-only Meet the Books Day (when you may handle some of the books), your name on the Supporters page and on the Patrons list in the catalogue.
Pearl Membership will receive a beautiful membership and bookmark, pass to the members' only website, an invitation for you and a partner to attend the Opening Party, a special edition copy of the exhibition catalogue, your name on the Supporters page and on the Patrons list in the catalogue.
Funds raised through the membership scheme will also help to achieve the library ambition of touring the finished project around Britain and beyond, as well as sharing the art and books with communities up and down the UK. http://thelibraryoflostbooks.blogspot.co.uk/
We have previously posted about memberships cards designed and made by visual communication staff and students. If you missed these posts see:
It has been great to hear from delighted recipients of these designs and track membership cards quite literally around the world.
Visit http://itscrowtime.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/the-library-of-lost-books/ To see learn more about one delighted supporter of this initiative.