Donors to the Sign Conservation Fund can take pride in knowing that their gifts help the restoration, rehabilitation and preservation efforts that maintain the iconic treasures in The Neon Museum. 

Your gift to The Neon Museum's Sign Conservation Fund will help maintain the Neon Boneyard collection for future generations.

The Museum takes great care to determine the best way to maintain each sign’s integrity while not losing the artifact’s original message.  Sign conservation strategies vary depending on the need of a particular piece.  The Museum always uses qualified experts to perform conservation work and focuses on three forms of sign conservation: full restoration, rehabilitation and preservation.

Full Restoration returns the sign to its original state as much as possible.  Fully restoring a sign is very costly since it requires updating the electrical components and all neon tubing or glass bulbs. 

Rehabilitation involves resurfacing or repainting the sign’s coloring and topography.  Rehabilitation does not include electrical work.neon sign conservation beforeandafter

Preservation strategies strive to prevent further sun and wind damage to the sign on the outside and remove debilitating debris that could damage the sign from the inside.  

For more information about the Sign Conservation Fund, please contact the Development Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Neon Museum is registered with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Fed Tax ID #88-0383932). Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for tax purposes.

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