Conservation Grant Program By Kress Foundation

Publish Date: May 18, 2016

Deadline: Oct 01, 2016

In support of the conservation lab projects and exhibitions

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 scientifi c 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.

Grant Guidelines

Support for the professional practice of art conservation, including conservation research, scholarly publications, international conferences and symposia. These are competitive grants. Please see “Past Grants” and “Annual Reports” for past awards and typical levels of funding.


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

Application Materials

  • Cover letter with contact information to which correspondence can be directed
  • Three to fi ve page description of project
  • Illustrations, if applicable (color photocopies are acceptable)
  • Curriculum vitae of the project’s primary participant(s)
  • A detailed budget
  • IRS determination letter of 501(c)3 status for the organization that would receive and administer the grant
  • Self-addressed, stamped postcard
  • In addition to submitting the printed materials, applicants must include a CD containing a complete set of the application materials. The materials on the CD must be presented as a single PDF document.

How to Apply

Send your hardcopy to:

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

Telephone: 212.861.4993
Fax: 212.628.3146

All inquiries - grant, fellowship, or Kress Collection related - should be sent to

Application Deadlines: January 15, April 1, October 1

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