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Conservation Grants Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Art Conservation Projects
Focusing on European Art of the Pre-Modern Era

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 Received by Date


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for professional art conservation research, publications, symposia, and conferences. Funding is especially intended for art conservation proposals focusing on European art of the pre-modern era. Proposals should detail plans for creating and disseminating 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179284

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Pre-Application Information:

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Application Deadlines*: January 15, April 1, and October 1

*Please note, if the application deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be received by the previous Friday.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

In addition to submitting printed materials, applicants must also email a digital copy of their application to This digital submission should be sent as a single PDF document.

General Contact Information:

Samuel H. Kress Foundation
174 East 80th Street
New York, New York 10075

Phone: (212) 861 4993
Fax: 212.628.3146

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