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Bank of America Announces Launch of Art Conservation Project Applications for 2016 Grants

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:00 am EDT



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"We are pleased to continue this program as we believe in the power of art to connect people across cultures and countries, which is essential in a globally connected world"

Bank of America continues its program to preserve culturally important works of art, announcing a request for grant applications from global art institutions. Applications for the 2016 Bank of America Art Conservation Project are welcome from all nonprofit cultural institutions with art requiring conservation. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 3, and applicants can learn how to apply online at

The Bank of America Art Conservation Project provides grants to nonprofit museums to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art, including objects that have been designated as national treasures. Since 2010, Bank of America has provided grants to museums in 28 countries supporting 85 conservation projects.

Last year, grants were awarded for the restoration of notable works of art at 13 cultural institutions, including two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.; the Buddah Amitābha statue at the British Museum, London; 41 important mural paintings at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City; and eight sculptures by notable American Indian artists at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz.

“We are pleased to continue this program as we believe in the power of art to connect people across cultures and countries, which is essential in a globally connected world,” said Rena De Sisto, global arts and culture executive for Bank of America. “The Bank of America Art Conservation Project is a key component of our long-standing program of supporting the arts, which spans the globe and includes sponsorship of approximately 10 exhibitions per year, grants for both large and small institutions, and loans of full exhibitions from our own collection to nonprofit museums around the world.”

Past grant recipients in the U.S. have included: National Portrait Gallery; Dallas Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art; Miami Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Philadelphia Museum of Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Seattle Art Museum; and Menil Collection, Houston, among others.

For a full list and description of projects and images, please visit

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