Samuel H. Kress Foundation Accepting LOIs for Conservation Grants

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture, from antiquity to the early 19th century.

To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes Letters of Intent for its Conservation Grants Program, which provides support for the professional practice of art conservation, especially as it relates to European art of the pre-modern era. Through the program, grants will be awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, exhibitions and publications focused on art conservation, scholarly publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants also will be awarded in support of 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.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofit institutions with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.

The online portal will open on August 15 and Letters of Intent are due September 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by October 1, 2020.

See the Samuel H. Kress Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, application instructions, and an FAQ.

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Deadline: August 31, 2020