The Pugin Foundation (ACN: 115 269 371) is a not-for-profit public company, limited by guarantee, registered under the Corporations Act 2001 in the State of Victoria.
The Foundation’s key objectives include:
- Assistance in the provision of funds for the conservation of Pugin’s Australian buildings and objects
- Provision of expert advice and assistance to the custodians of Pugin’s buildings and objects in the conservation of that heritage
- Promoting a wider understanding and better appreciation of Pugin’s Australian works
- Being a catalyst for public involvement in the physical and financial upkeep of Pugin’s Australian buildings and their environment
- Actively promoting ongoing research into Pugin’s Australian works
- Being a clearing-house for information on those works.
- Mr Brian Andrews
- Mr Craig Coleman
- Most Rev. Geoffrey Jarrett DD, Bishop of Lismore
- Mr Michael Kent AM
Dr Jane Lennon AM
Graeme Corney, Architect & Heritage Consultant
Hon. William Cox AC RFD ED QC
Former Governor of Tasmania
Most Rev. Adrian Doyle AM DCL
Archbishop of Hobart
Despite some notable losses, such as the glorious organ case which was destroyed in the 1865 fire that consumed old St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, and the demolition of the Oatlands, Tasmania, presbytery in c.1965, Pugin’s Australian heritage has miraculously largely survived. And this is despite the fact that its authorship has only been definitively established in the 1990s.
Nevertheless, what we now know to be a major, and in important ways unique, component of Pugin’s oeuvre is in some instances endangered through a lack of both the knowledge and the resources to ensure its ongoing care and conservation.
You can help to save these treasures for the people of Australia by a generous donation that will go towards the conservation of internationally significant buildings like St Patrick’s, Colebrook.
The Foundation has established a tax-deductible gift fund, called the Pugin Foundation Appeal, through the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania).