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The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation is a charitable Trust set up by Ray on the 10th April 1986.

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The foundation relies on donations to exist. We welcome any donations from fans and friends.

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Sadly Ray Harryhausen died in May 2013 but he left his collection, which includes all of his film related artefacts to the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, which he set up in 1986 to look after his extensive collection, to protect his name and to further the art of model stop-motion animation.


We are also delighted to present our film awards programme, established in honour of the legendary master of stop-motion animation. Find our more about the Ray Harryhausen Awards through out dedicated website: HarryhausenAwards.com

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When Ray set up the Foundation he wrote:

‘It is my hope that by setting up the Foundation the items can be kept as a coherent group and that they will not suffer the fate of work by other artists which have been sold off individually to private collections where they become items of curiosity at the expense of their educational qualities or which have been stored in museum deposits as a curatorial personnel or their interests change’.

Although the master is gone his legacy lives on in the Foundation.

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