The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century.
As part of that mission, the foundation's Conservation Grants Program provides support for the professional practice of art conservation. 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.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit institution with 501(c)(3) status based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.
See the Kress Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous grant recipients, and application procedures.