Support Your Local Museum
Hogarth House wants your support in a national poll
Local residents are being urged to show support for Hogarth House by voting for it in a national on-line poll.
As a part of The Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence 2004, the Independent are running a public vote for the nation's favourite museum, gallery or heritage visitor attraction.
With only 5,000 visitors a year the number of votes the House gets is unlikely to rival the Natural History Museum but supporters hope that a big response to the poll from members of ChiswickW4.com will bring it to the attention of a wider audience
Val Bott, of the Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society said, "if Chiswick residents got behind it in its centenary year it might at least get an honorable mention!"
The House was recently successful in obtaining a grant from the Chiswick Area Committee for much needed repairs. It is hoped that, as a result, further funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund will be forthcoming.
Hogarth lived in the building with his wife, mother-in-law and sister from 1749 until his death in 1764.
The house was first opened to the public as a museum in 1904, and was restored in 1997 for the tercentenary of Hogarth's birth.
As well as providing a rich source of information about the story of Hogarth's life, the house also contains the most extensive collection of his engravings on permanent display.
March 22, 2004