Although the United States has relatively few medieval artifacts compared with England, it has several with Ricardian associations, like the Edward IV roll. The Richard III Society considers the preservation of our Ricardian heritage to be an important part of our mission, and the American Branch seeks to safeguard those objects in U.S.collections.
Conservation of the Edward IV Roll was a $5,000 project, and generous Ricardians have continued to make contributions to this fund.
The Medieval Artifacts Conservation Fund currently contains close to $1,000, and the next project has not yet been selected. The Branch would consider any object (manuscript, painting, sculpture, etc.) in a U.S. collection with a connection to Richard III, his family or, more generally, England during the Yorkist era. We also welcome contributions to this fund, which are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.