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News September 2014

New conservation grant program geared to Modernism

September 28, 2014

Last week the Getty Foundation announced the first ten recipients of architectural conservation grants in its new “Keeping It Modern” initiative focused on the conservation of Modern architecture around the world. The grant program is an extension of the Getty’s “Conserving Modern Architecture” initiative, which addresses conservation of two of the ten projects on the list: the Eames House and the Salk Institute, both in California. Other grant recipients include Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium in Finland, the Sydney Opera House, Le Corbusier’s Apartment and Studio in Paris, and Hilario Candela’s Miami Marine Stadium. The grants “will focus on the creation of conservation management plans that guide long-term maintenance and conservation policies and the testing and analysis of modern materials.” Ultimately, the conservation methods developed for these ten major landmarks will serve as a model for lesser-known Modern buildings.

More information about the “Keeping It Modern” here.