• View of the Molo :: c.1730
  • Artist: Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), Italian
  • Repository: El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
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Conservation

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New Online Application Procedures

Effective immediately, institutions will be required to apply for the Conservation Grant Program using the Foundation’s online grantmaking portal. Applicants may register for portal access at https://kressfoundation.fluxx.io. Potential grantees will first submit a Letter of Inquiry and, if invited, complete a full application online. See the How to Apply page for more information.

Conservation Grants Program

  • Support for the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, international conferences and symposia.
  • Grants are awarded to non-profit institutions with 501(c) 3 status, based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.
  • These are competitive grants. Please see the Past Grants and Annual Reports pages for past awards and typical levels of funding and review our Grants FAQs for answers to common application questions.
  • The first step in the application process is the submission of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) describing your proposed project, via the Foundation’s online grantmaking portal. Please consult the How to Apply page for LOI submission dates.
  • Application Deadlines: January 15, April 1, and October 1
    If your LOI has been accepted, you will be invited to submit a full proposal via the online grantmaking portal. Please note, Conservation Grant applications must be submitted via the portal on or before the dates above by 5:00PM EST.

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focusing on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies.  Grants are also awarded for activities that permit conservators and conservation scientists to share their expertise with both professional colleagues and a broad audience through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, exhibitions that include a prominent focus on materials and techniques, and other professional events.

Support for conservation treatments is generally limited to works from the distributed Kress Collection, and is coordinated through the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the Conservation Center of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts.

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Past Grants

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Allentown Art Museum

Conservation
Awarded 2015

In support of the Nanotechnologies for Cultural Conservation workshop at the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA.

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