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Bank of America Announces 2018 Art Conservation Project Grant Recipients

Bank of America has announced grant funding to 21 major art restoration projects in nine countries, through the 2018 Bank of America Art Conservation Project.  A selection of the historically and culturally significant works in need of restoration that will benefit from the grants includes:

  • ‘La Ghirlandata’ by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Guildhall Art Gallery, London
  • ‘The Visit of Queen Sheba to King Solomon’ by Lavinia Fontana, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
  • ‘Portrait of Duke Wolfgang Whilhelm’ by Anthony van Dyck, the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich
  • ‘Jean d’Aire’ sculpture by Auguste Rodin, Kunsthaus, Zurich
  • ‘Deposizione di Cristo’ by Raphael, Galleria Borghese, Rome
  • Twelve-panel screen with ‘Spring Morning in the Han Palaces’ scene and inscription, Freer|Sackler, Washington, D.C.
  • ‘Pan American Unity’ by Diego Rivera, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

For full descriptions of the 2018 projects and to view images of the artwork, please click here to download the ‘Bank of America Art Conservation Project 2018 Recipients’ brochure.  Since the Art Conservation Project began in 2010, Bank of America has provided grants for more than 150 projects in 31 countries on six continents to conserve paintings, sculptures and archaeological pieces that are critically important to cultural heritage and the history of art.

“The Art Conservation Project was established nine years ago to help preserve cultural treasures throughout the world,” said Rena DeSisto, global arts and culture executive, Bank of America.  “Today the programme continues to provide a way for us to connect and celebrate people of many cultures, while giving them the opportunity to experience their own heritage in a manner that not only benefits their communities, but also the arts world at large.”

The full list of museums receiving grants through the 2018 Bank of America Art Conservation Project includes:

  • Bass Collection in Miami
  • The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia
  • Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen München in Munich
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio
  • Freer|Sackler in Washington, D.C.
  • Galleria Borghese in Rome
  • Guildhall Art Gallery in London
  • Hudson River Park Trust in New York City
  • Kunsthaus in Zurich
  • Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, N.J.
  • Museo de Arte de Lima in Lima, Peru
  • Museo Nacional De Antropologia in Mexico City
  • Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego
  • National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia
  • Portland Art Museum in Portland, Ore.
  • Tokyo National Museum in Tokyo
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Va.

The Art Conservation Project is a key element of Bank of America’s programme of arts support worldwide and part of the company’s environmental, social and governance programme.  The support Bank of America provides for the arts is global in scope and diverse, spanning both the visual and performing arts.  It includes loans of the company’s private art collection to museums at no cost, sponsorships and grants to arts organisations for arts education, as well as the preservation of cultural treasures. For more information, please visit the Art Conservation Project website.


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