Art And Culture

Bank of America’s Global Art Conservation Project

Bank of America’s Global Art Conservation Project
Bank of America’s Global Art Conservation Project

Bank of America has announced the latest round of projects in its ongoing global Art Conservation Project, which will help to restore and preserve culturally significant works of art around the world.

In 2015, funding will be provided for 13 projects in seven countries. The list includes six paintings by Osman Hamdi Bey at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, Turkey; Amitabha Buddha sculpture at the British Museum in London, 41 murals by Emilio Garcia Cahero, Ramon Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Fernando Leal, Jose Clemente Orozco, Fermin Revueltas and David Alfaro Siqueiros at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City; ‘Woman in Evening Dress’ by Edouard Manet at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York; ‘Enclosed Field with Ploughman and Houses at Auvers’ by Vincent Van Gogh at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; eight sculptures created by notable American Indian artists at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; 60 works on paper by German Expressionists at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia; and a medieval stucco panel at that Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

“Art has the ability to bring communities together and boost local economies – but it must be seen and shared to have an impact,” said Rena DeSisto, bank’s Global Arts and Culture executive, reports

“We understand how important these works are and we’re proud of the impact we’ve had on the maintenance of these cultural treasures that will ensure they are appreciated by future generations.”

Including this year’s recipients, the bank has funded 85 projects in 28 countries.

The program was introduced in 2010 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and expanded to the Americas, Asia and Australia in 2012.

The project is an extension of the bank’s global commitment to supporting the arts, which is a demonstration of its commitment to delivering both social and economic value to the community.