The Art Conservation Project
The Art Conservation Project preserves cultural treasures from around the world and highlights the crucial need for their protection.
Works of art can provide a lasting reflection of people and their cultures, but they are subject to deterioration over time. The Bank of America Art Conservation Project is a unique program that provides grants to nonprofit museums throughout the world to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of degeneration, including works that have been designated as national treasures.
Since 2010, Bank of America has provided grants to museums and cultural institutions in 25 countries for 57 projects. The program has supported the conservation of a diverse range of works, including a collection of Ndebele beaded aprons at the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg; Picasso’s Woman Ironing at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the reassembly and preservation of the illuminated manuscripts of the Anvar-I Suhayli at the CSMVS Museum, Mumbai; the Watts Towers of Simon Rodia at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; photographs from the personal collection of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at La Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City; and 30 modern sculptures at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil.
View the conservation of three historically significant portraits from the Tudor period, currently underway at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
View the conservation of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ sculpture Diana, in progress at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
See documentary on highlights of the conservation of works by Bronzino and Pontormo.
View the conservation of historical portraits by Gilbert Stuart at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Abbey Theatre, Dublin