There is a new Kickstarter that has the goal of restoring George Méliès' gravesite. It is run by the family and will pay for the complete restoration of the grave. Stretch goals are to pay for 12 years upkeep and a Melies website.
The main goal is €36,000, or about $40,000 to address these issues:
- A green stain from the bust has overtaken the grave
- 1 iron post has been stolen a few years ago
- 2 irons posts blew up the stone and fall
- 2 corners of the grave are broken
- 5 iron posts must be treated
- The chains have been stolen many years ago
- The lettering (more than 120 letters) is indistinct
- The bust and the grave need to be cleaned
- The porous stone is damaged.