Save the Skateboard Museum!
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"Today we are contacting you about a very important initiative to secure the future of one of the world's most unique collections of pieces of skateboard history: the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM Stuttgart. Until December 2011, the lease for the museum's location in the basement of the Filmhaus Stuttgart had been footed by the City of Stuttgart. But when the building came under new management in January 2012, the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM needed to negotiate new terms for our lease. And while we were able to work out an adequate solution, the new conditions are still rather challenging financially for the museum and the initiative running it.
In short: The City of Stuttgart will work out their new financing for cultural projects and the arts in 2013. Until then, the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM is on its own. It is up to us to raise an annual 12,000 EUR for rent, as well as overhead costs such as electricity in order to secure the museum's survival. The skateboard initiative behind the museum has been able to raise 1,000 EUR so far from membership fees and donations. The City of Stuttgart has also announced some support for the museum. However, this leaves a couple thousand Euros, which we need to raise via donations - not to mention the entire sum of costs for the year 2013.
The SKATEBOARD MUSEUM has been open for eight years now, and of course we will mobilize all our contacts to raise the required sum. Under these conditions, every donation - no matter how large or small - will make a difference when it comes to securing the future of this amazing collection of skateboard history and culture. Otherwise, we would have to close the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM Stuttgart. We are committed to provide full visibility of the total amount of donations, which we will update regularly on our museum websit, as well as the SOS SKATEBOARD MUSEUM Stuttgart Facebook page."
Words by Skateboard Museum