DAUMIER MUST NOT DIE A SECOND TIME!

2018-09-11T10:36:00+00:00

AN EMERGENCY SITUATION FOR THE DAUMIER REGISTER.

As we all know there are days of joy and days of sorrow in life… Ten years ago, when we started the DAUMIER REGISTER, it was clear to us that there would never be a financial reward for this labour of love. It was our intention to provide a tool for the Daumier community free of charge and free of advertising. As it turns out, our catalogue is the first – and so far the only – online work catalogue done for a specific artist.

Since the content of the DAUMIER REGISTER is constantly growing, the present software structure has reached its limits and we risk a system collapse. Before being able to add Daumier’s sculptures and later on his drawings to the existing database, there are some serious changes and investments to be made in order to ensure the functionality of the entire system. Without bothering you with technical details we would just like to inform you that the renewal of our system will involve programming, transferring of existing data and creating a new database and structure. We are facing huge costs amounting to about 30’000 Euros. Since we are presently ready to go online with all the sculpture data our problem is an urgent one and needs to be solved soon.

This situation makes it necessary to contact you and ask for your kind support. Please help us! Your contribution will make a difference! With your help and good will we will be able to keep the DAUMIER REGISTER alive. Any amount you can make available is more than welcome. Please see below how you can make a donation to the DAUMIER REGISTER.

Our THANK YOU PRESENT to sponsors donating 1’000 Euros or more (or the equivalent in any other currency) will be a private viewing of an important Daumier exhibition organised by the DAUMIER REGISTER and held at the Museum of Ascona, Switzerland in July of this year. Dieter Noack of the DAUMIER REGISTER will host your private tour of the exhibition (the date will be made available soon). At this occasion, these sponsors will special receive as a gift of appreciation, an elegantly presented Daumier engraving in a limited edition produced during a live presentation at the exhibition. It will be an enlarged reprint of Daumier’s only known engraving (DR3955) and will represent a unique collectors’ piece. Donors who are unable to attend the tour will receive the gift by mail.

We sincerely hope for your support! Thank you for keeping Daumier alive.

Please choose from the following payment options:

– PAYPAL: use the ‘DONATE BUTTON’ below.

It is directly linked to our account with Paypal. You can make donations through Paypal even if you don’t have a Paypal account, by using your CREDIT CARD.

– CHECK: If you prefer to send us a check: please make it out to: Dieter Noack, Daumier Register and mail it to: The Daumier Register, PO Box 645, CH-6612 ASCONA, Switzerland

– BANK TRANSFER: Should you wish to make a bank transfer please contact us (info@daumier.org) and we will be happy to give you our bank details.

THANK YOU.