If you like what we do then do please consider donating. We are a not-for-profit endeavour and survive entirely on reader’s donations to keep the project alive.

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How to donate?

You can donate using the PayPal links above. You don’t need to be a member of PayPal, you can just fill in your card details like any other online transaction – all completely secure. Although only three currency options are listed above, you can make a donation from any bank account and your payment will simply be converted from your local currency at no additional charge. If you’d like to donate via other means (e.g. bank transfer) then just get in touch directly through emailing us at [email protected]

Why support us?

Without support from our readers the project won’t be able to continue. It’s of vital importance to us that all the content is available for free, without paywalls, and without the intrusion of advertising. But this means that we need help from the people that enjoy the site to give a little something back to help keep the project going. This won’t just enable us to continue to bring you more wondrous and strange things from the history of art, literature and ideas, but it shall also help to ensure such public domain works are free for everyone to enjoy in the digital age. We see ourselves as at the heart of the fight to keep the public domain free from restrictions as it goes online. This vast commons of material is an invaluable and indispensable good, which – like our natural environment and our physical heritage – deserves to be explicitly recognised, protected and appreciated.

What will the money go towards?

We are a not-for-profit project meaning all money goes back into the site to keep it running, namely: compensating the editor for the 100+ hours needed a month to run the site, server costs, and technical support. If we get enough we’d also love to be able to offer an honorarium to our contributors.

Any other way I can help?

Of course. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with things – see more details here. You can also help by buying something from our online shop – we get about 20% from each item sold, so it can be a big help. Also, spreading the word as much as possible, letting people know about the project, all helps a lot.

Any other questions please feel free to email us on: [email protected]