Grants Will Restore Cultural Treasures in Danger of Deterioration, Representing the Creativity and Passion of People Worldwide for Thousands of Years
Bank of America announces 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 danger of deterioration that will benefit from the grants includes:
For full descriptions of the 2018 projects and to view images of the artwork, 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 program 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:
The Art Conservation Project is a key element of Bank of America’s program of arts support worldwide and part of the company’s environmental, social and governance program. The support Bank of America provides for the arts is global in scope and diverse, spanning both the visual and performing arts. The program includes loans of its private art collection to museums at no cost, sponsorships, and grants to arts organizations 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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