Art History for Refugees

$2,590
raised

Our Story

This fundraiser ended April 1st, 2017 and is now closed.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated, supported, and shared this fundraiser.

__________________________

 

 

Hi, I'm Madeline and I will be giving tours of London's museums in exchange for donations to the International Rescue Committee's Syrian refugee relief effort. For those of you unavailable for tours or not in London, I have teamed with my fellow UCL grad, Sakhshi Mahajan, to create two electronic catalogs to help cultivate your enjoyment of art-viewing ("How to Read an Artwork") and tips for starting your own collection ("A Beginners Guide to Collecting Fine Art"). We hope you donate to the cause and hope to increase the amount of the charitable contributions you make by offering some of our art history know-how!

 

We kindly suggest a minimum donation of £15/$20/₹1200. When donating, please specify in the notes section whether you would like a "Tour" or the "Catalogs" (feel free to say "Both"!). Accordingly, we will email you with the tour schedule and/or a link to download the catalogs. Tours will begin immediately and run the length of the donation period, March 31st, but catalogs will be distributed April 1st.

 

Art is a method of considering and at times escaping the human experience, so we feel it is very appropriate to leverage to support the refugee crisis. We, like our communities, are feeling so much about current world events and are motivated to be constructive individuals, seeking for opportunities to make small, heartfelt differences where we can -- and hope to do just that with this fundraiser. That being said, this is all about the cause, not our platform. After six years of civil war, half of the Syria's pre-war population has fled or been violently forced from their homes. Especially within the last year we have heard agonizing stories of displacement and death. With the halting of government aid, now is more important than ever to support organizations that are providing relief. The International Rescue Committee has already helped 1.4 million Syrians -- half of them children -- by providing both immediate (healthcare, security) and long-term (economic and professional education, relocation) support. #IStandWithRefugees #IChooseHumanity

 

 

 

 

About us: 

 

Madeline is from the American West, studied Art History and Political Science at Brigham Young University, and came to London 18 months ago to attend UCL's History of art MA program. She wrote her dissertation on American photographer Taryn Simon's 2016 political-conceptual work, "Paperwork and the Will of Capital." Her art historical interests lie in conceptual Modernist works, formal design analysis, and feminist topics (among virtually everything else).

  

Sakhshi is from New Delhi, India, studied Economics and Art History at the University of Chicago, and also attended UCL's History of Art MA. Her dissertation, "Psychic Phantasmagoria: The New Media Installations of Nalini Malani and Ranbir Kaleka," discussed works that reference the traumatic experience of the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Before her MA, Sakhshi founded and managed a niche contemporary art gallery in Dehli, India that catered to a clientele of young collectors.

 

 

Quotes that inspired us:

"We have found refuge. Let us come out from our safe places and share
with [those in need], from our abundance, hope for a brighter future,
faith in God and in our fellowman, and love that sees beyond cultural
and ideological differences to the glorious truth that we are all
children of our Heavenly Father." - Patrick Kearon

 

 

“What our society today needs more than anything is the spirit of
empathy—the ability to put ourselves in the shoes of those who are
facing hardship and suffering, to understand and share what they are
going through. When the spirit of compassion becomes the bedrock of
society, and is embodied by society’s leaders, the future will be
bright with hope.” - Daisaku Ikeda

$2,590 of 2,500 goal raised
Your donation goes to
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
  • $10by Sylvia Chlebek
  • $20So in awe of this girls xby Mona Khan
  • $20by Anum Iqbal
  • $40by Anisha Malhotra
  • $50so proud of you Mads! thanks for giving us an opportunity to give back in a very small but hopefully significant wayby Brandon Beck
  • $50Great job Maddie!by Michelle Hutchings
  • $65Way to go Madeline!!by Carolyn Robison
  • $20This is such a great initiative Maddie, well done!!by Amina Hassanaly
  • $50You are a rockstar. Lucky to know and love you. Excited to see the catalogs. xxby Alicia Sheffield
  • $500Good work Madeline! We are proud of you!! Nos amamos voce!by David Beck
  • $20This is fantastic! Keep doing great things!by Chandler Dean
  • $100by Anneka Kamel
  • $25by Courtney Cusick
  • $20❤❤❤ can't wait to see the catalogs. So wish we were in London for a tour!!by Mallory Stevens
  • $50Catalogs, please! Love this. Love you.by Gordy & Brielle Evans
  • $50Go Maddie!! So proud of you!by Rebecca Dean
  • $10You are amazing Maddie! I love this idea.by McKinlee Covey
  • $50by CAITLIN GILMAN
  • $20A tour if you have time before you go! If not I'll take the catalogs!by Mairin Rytting
  • $60continue raising awareness. thank you for giving me the opportunity to helpby alisha mehra
  • $20by Dhruv Mahajan
  • $10by Andrea Hill
  • $100Great initiative - would love to get both! Anonymous
  • $50We would love to do the tour!by Benjamin & Jacqueline Belnap
  • $100Great idea, so proud of you!by Shahriar Parvarandeh
  • $50Great cause. Good luck ! Sam and Jonathanby Jonathan Feldman
  • $50by angleen malik
  • $25We chose IRC at Christmas time too! It is a great organization.by Gaye Ray
  • $50by Brian Watts
  • $100We love this idea.by Mildred C Watts
  • $20A great initiative. I'm sure it will inspire all of us sitting in different parts of the world to do more - the current environment that's brewing certainly needs a robust collective conscience!by Arjun SriHari
  • $20Catalogs please. I love what you're doing!by Judy Neil
  • $50by Wendy Reynolds
  • $20Love love love this idea.by Cierra Block
  • $50by Peter Crawley
  • $50by Yola Yu
  • $150Well done Madeline and Sakhshi for this great endeavour. Wishing you all the best. Renukaby RENUKA Mahajan
  • $25by Cara Tejpal
  • $50by Anne Crosland
  • $20So proud to support this work! Much love to Maddie CB and Syria.by Anna Gee
  • $100by John and Nancy Crawley
  • $100by Jeff Beck
  • $30by Maude Whittle
  • $40Great idea! Let me know how I can help!by Kaitlyn Morgan
  • $15Catalogs Anonymous
  • $45Catalogs Anonymous
  • $20by Sakhshi Mahajan

Please share and help us reach our goal!

Art History for Refugees

$2,590 of $2,500
Your donation goes to
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

ABOUT

This fundraiser ended April 1st, 2017 and is now closed.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated, supported, and shared this fundraiser.

__________________________

 

 

Hi, I'm Madeline and I will be giving tours of London's museums in exchange for donations to the International Rescue Committee's Syrian refugee relief effort. For those of you unavailable for tours or not in London, I have teamed with my fellow UCL grad, Sakhshi Mahajan, to create two electronic catalogs to help cultivate your enjoyment of art-viewing ("How to Read an Artwork") and tips for starting your own collection ("A Beginners Guide to Collecting Fine Art"). We hope you donate to the cause and hope to increase the amount of the charitable contributions you make by offering some of our art history know-how!

 

We kindly suggest a minimum donation of £15/$20/₹1200. When donating, please specify in the notes section whether you would like a "Tour" or the "Catalogs" (feel free to say "Both"!). Accordingly, we will email you with the tour schedule and/or a link to download the catalogs. Tours will begin immediately and run the length of the donation period, March 31st, but catalogs will be distributed April 1st.

 

Art is a method of considering and at times escaping the human experience, so we feel it is very appropriate to leverage to support the refugee crisis. We, like our communities, are feeling so much about current world events and are motivated to be constructive individuals, seeking for opportunities to make small, heartfelt differences where we can -- and hope to do just that with this fundraiser. That being said, this is all about the cause, not our platform. After six years of civil war, half of the Syria's pre-war population has fled or been violently forced from their homes. Especially within the last year we have heard agonizing stories of displacement and death. With the halting of government aid, now is more important than ever to support organizations that are providing relief. The International Rescue Committee has already helped 1.4 million Syrians -- half of them children -- by providing both immediate (healthcare, security) and long-term (economic and professional education, relocation) support. #IStandWithRefugees #IChooseHumanity

 

 

 

 

About us: 

 

Madeline is from the American West, studied Art History and Political Science at Brigham Young University, and came to London 18 months ago to attend UCL's History of art MA program. She wrote her dissertation on American photographer Taryn Simon's 2016 political-conceptual work, "Paperwork and the Will of Capital." Her art historical interests lie in conceptual Modernist works, formal design analysis, and feminist topics (among virtually everything else).

  

Sakhshi is from New Delhi, India, studied Economics and Art History at the University of Chicago, and also attended UCL's History of Art MA. Her dissertation, "Psychic Phantasmagoria: The New Media Installations of Nalini Malani and Ranbir Kaleka," discussed works that reference the traumatic experience of the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Before her MA, Sakhshi founded and managed a niche contemporary art gallery in Dehli, India that catered to a clientele of young collectors.

 

 

Quotes that inspired us:

"We have found refuge. Let us come out from our safe places and share
with [those in need], from our abundance, hope for a brighter future,
faith in God and in our fellowman, and love that sees beyond cultural
and ideological differences to the glorious truth that we are all
children of our Heavenly Father." - Patrick Kearon

 

 

“What our society today needs more than anything is the spirit of
empathy—the ability to put ourselves in the shoes of those who are
facing hardship and suffering, to understand and share what they are
going through. When the spirit of compassion becomes the bedrock of
society, and is embodied by society’s leaders, the future will be
bright with hope.” - Daisaku Ikeda

Please share and help us reach our goal!

Awesome Supporters
  • - Sylvia Chlebek, $10
  • So in awe of this girls x- Mona Khan, $20
  • - Anum Iqbal, $20
  • - Anisha Malhotra, $40
  • so proud of you Mads! thanks for giving us an opportunity to give back in a very small but hopefully significant way- Brandon Beck, $50
  • Great job Maddie!- Michelle Hutchings, $50
  • Way to go Madeline!!- Carolyn Robison, $65
  • This is such a great initiative Maddie, well done!!- Amina Hassanaly, $20
  • You are a rockstar. Lucky to know and love you. Excited to see the catalogs. xx- Alicia Sheffield, $50
  • Good work Madeline! We are proud of you!! Nos amamos voce!- David Beck, $500
  • This is fantastic! Keep doing great things!- Chandler Dean, $20
  • - Anneka Kamel, $100
  • - Courtney Cusick, $25
  • ❤❤❤ can't wait to see the catalogs. So wish we were in London for a tour!!- Mallory Stevens, $20
  • Catalogs, please! Love this. Love you.- Gordy & Brielle Evans, $50
  • Go Maddie!! So proud of you!- Rebecca Dean, $50
  • You are amazing Maddie! I love this idea.- McKinlee Covey, $10
  • - CAITLIN GILMAN, $50
  • A tour if you have time before you go! If not I'll take the catalogs!- Mairin Rytting, $20
  • continue raising awareness. thank you for giving me the opportunity to help- alisha mehra, $60
  • - Dhruv Mahajan, $20
  • - Andrea Hill, $10
  • Great initiative - would love to get both! Anonymous , $100
  • We would love to do the tour!- Benjamin & Jacqueline Belnap, $50
  • Great idea, so proud of you!- Shahriar Parvarandeh, $100
  • Great cause. Good luck ! Sam and Jonathan- Jonathan Feldman, $50
  • - angleen malik, $50
  • We chose IRC at Christmas time too! It is a great organization.- Gaye Ray, $25
  • - Brian Watts, $50
  • We love this idea.- Mildred C Watts, $100
  • A great initiative. I'm sure it will inspire all of us sitting in different parts of the world to do more - the current environment that's brewing certainly needs a robust collective conscience!- Arjun SriHari, $20
  • Catalogs please. I love what you're doing!- Judy Neil, $20
  • - Wendy Reynolds, $50
  • Love love love this idea.- Cierra Block, $20
  • - Peter Crawley, $50
  • - Yola Yu, $50
  • Well done Madeline and Sakhshi for this great endeavour. Wishing you all the best. Renuka- RENUKA Mahajan, $150
  • - Cara Tejpal, $25
  • - Anne Crosland, $50
  • So proud to support this work! Much love to Maddie CB and Syria.- Anna Gee, $20
  • - John and Nancy Crawley, $100
  • - Jeff Beck, $100
  • - Maude Whittle, $30
  • Great idea! Let me know how I can help!- Kaitlyn Morgan, $40
  • Catalogs Anonymous , $15
  • Catalogs Anonymous , $45
  • - Sakhshi Mahajan, $20
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