Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Support the Paper Museum with a financial donation! Gifts to the Robert C. Williams Museum General Support Fund help us to present virtual artist panels, care for the historic collection, and provide low or no cost experiences for people wanting to explore the world of paper.


What can your gift do?

  • $25 provides 2 hours of digitization of objects in collections
  • $50 supplies protective coverings for 5 books in the Dard Hunter Book Room
  • $100 furnishes two classes with a virtual field trip
  • $150 sponsors a how-to online family experience
  • $200 sponsors a virtual demonstration/artist talk

The Pandemic has resulted in the Paper Museum shifting many experiences from in-person to virtual. Even though you aren’t able to feel the paper samples or smell the old books, we can share experiences with you through online initiatives. Since March, the Paper Museum has greatly increased our online offerings: Paper Play is a video series intended for youth audiences, virtual discussion panels opened our exhibitions to audiences beyond our city, and field trips and workshops are now being offered online! We are expanding online exhibitions (“see” the 7th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Exhibition) and partnering with campus organizations for unique, paper-related experiences.

The behind-the-scenes work continues at the Paper Museum, as we care for the 100,000-plus items in the collection. Cleaning and repairing historic books, researching artifacts, and properly photographing and housing objects takes time, labor, and money. One collection-care goal is to house each book in the Dard Hunter Book room in its own protective case.

A gift to the Robert C. Williams Museum General Fund [link] provides support for many of the endeavors undertaken by the museum. If you are interested in contributing to the Museum Foundation Fund, sponsoring a program or collections care need, or donating objects, please contact Virginia Howell, Museum Director, at or 404-894-5726.


Learning. Exploring. Art. History. Science. Collections and artifacts. Engaging exhibitions. These are all things that may come to mind when you think of the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. Please keep us in mind when you are making your end-of-year gifts.