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Help Save The Demarco Archive

Join our Just Giving campaign to conserve and digitise Richard's archive

Professor Richard Demarco CBE has been described as "The last great titan of Scottish Art" and by Sir Nicolas Serota, former director of the Tate as "a truly remarkable man." Documenting the work of 1000s of international artists and their experiences in Scotland, the Demarco Archive is arguably the most extraordinary independent chronicle of the world's greatest arts festival: The Edinburgh Festival. However last year, this immense personal Archive was critically damaged in a flood.

Richard has worked tirelessly throughout his entire life to help artists find recognition when many other institutions failed. Global names in contemporary art such as Joseph Beuys, Tadeusz Kantor, Paul Neagu and Scotland's own Margaret Tait were all introduced to audiences throughout the United Kingdom for the first time as a result of Richard's belief in their integrity and skill as artists.



As he approaches his 90th birthday and restrained by the boundaries of the COVID-19 lockdown, Richard is unable to raise money through exhibitions, art-auctions or lectures. Demarco Archive Trust Ltd. is a registered charity and entirely dependent on these activities to operate and help pay for the restoration and continued conservation of Demarco's precious legacy. If you are able, we would ask you to please make a donation to assist the Demarco Archive in this critical time.


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