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Manning Clark House Inc

The Manning Clark House Heritage Conservation Appeal Fund

$2,059 raised of $500,000 goal
$2,059 raised of $500,000 goal

Manning Clark House is a Heritage listed property, recognising its significance as a house designed by the eminent architect, Robin Boyd, and its association with one of Australia’s most influential historians. Largely unaltered since construction in 1953, the house retains the distinctive characteristics of Boyd’s modernist practice, adapted to the relatively modest brief of providing a home for Manning and Dymphna Clark’s family and reflecting the social and cultural contexts of their lives in the formative phases of Canberra’s development. 

Now managed as a cultural centre, the house retains the intimacy of a family home, conveying the vitality of those who lived in it.

Preserving these qualities is a challenge. Manning Clark House Inc (MCHI), an ACT incorporated association, functions on a purely voluntary basis. We welcome donations that will assist us in maintaining the house, its gardens and grounds, conserving the extensive library, artworks and furnishings that evoke the  Clarks, their networks, contributions and personalities, and ensuring that the property retains the capacity to educate and delight its visitors. 

Any receipted donation of $200 or above will be treated as a benefaction and will entitle the benefactor and family to one complimentary individual or couple membership of the association, as well as invitations as honoured guests to special events. In association with the National Trust, donations to the Heritage Fund are tax deductible.

If you agree to donate in any way, we will  recognise your contribution on our website and in our programs, as a vital  dimension of the ways in which ‘friends’ of Manning Clark House engage with us and enrich our work.  


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