Bank of America announced the recipients of the 2022 Bank of America Art Conservation Project. The recipients include 19 major art restoration projects that represent a diverse range of artistic styles, media and cultural traditions across the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Ghana, Ireland, Nigeria, Spain, France and Mexico.
Since 2010, Bank of America’s Art Conservation Project has supported the conservation of more than 6,000 individual pieces including paintings, sculptures, and archaeological and architectural pieces of critical importance to cultural heritage and the history of art. More than 200 projects across 39 countries have been managed by nonprofit cultural institutions that receive grant funding to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration.
This year’s grant recipients include:
- Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y. – Conservation of a gilded Book of the Dead, a 21-foot papyrus manuscript that is of utmost historical significance
- Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto, Japan – Conservation of 15th century dōmaru armor, a suit that exemplifies the type of armor worn by elite warriors of the 1400s
- Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid – The Virgin of Humility (c. 1433 – 1435) – Fra Angelico (Italian, 1395-1455), one of the most iconic works in the museum’s collection
- Notre-Dame de Paris – Restoration of the statuary and the marquetry of the floor after the fire of April 15, 2019 before the reopening of the cathedral in 2024
- The British Museum, London – Conservation of Michelangelo’s The Epifania, 1550-1553, a cartoon executed in black chalk on 26 joined sheets of paper
“Through the Art Conservation Project, we have an opportunity to shine a light on the perpetual need for conservation and preservation,” said Brian Siegel, global arts and heritage executive at Bank of America. “Our support helps ensure that future generations can celebrate and enjoy these historic works of art for years to come.”
The full list of museums receiving grants through the 2022 Bank of America Art Conservation Project includes:
- Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami
- Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto, Japan
- Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis
- Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
- Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
- Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
- Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- National Museum of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
- Nigerian National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria
- Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris
- Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
- Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, California
- The British Museum, London
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Trinity College Library, Dublin
- University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City
Learn about this year’s projects in the 2022 Art Conservation Project brochure.
The Bank of America Art Conservation Project is a key demonstration of Bank of America’s arts support worldwide. Through the Art Conservation Project, as well as programs like Museums on Us®, loaning exhibitions through the Art in Our Communities program, the Masterpiece Moment video series and sponsorships and grants, Bank of America supports a wide range of both local and world-class organizations. The company’s programs are designed to have a positive impact on economies and societies throughout the world and help create greater cultural understanding. Through steadfast and strategic support, Bank of America has become one of the world’s leading corporate supporters of the arts.
Source: Bank of America