The Los Angeles-based Getty Foundation announced Wednesday the awarding of $1.6 million in conservation grants to 10 buildings worldwide that exemplify 20th Century architecture.
The money was awarded through the foundation’s Keeping it Modern initiative and will be distributed across four continents. The types of buildings targeted by the grants range from a Soviet-era monument to a “beloved” church, and from a soaring exhibition hall to an inventive railway station.
“Keeping It Modern grants are making a collective impact, with stewards of modern buildings increasingly adopting comprehensive planning as a long-term strategy,” said Joan Weinstein, director of the Getty Foundation. “Our grantees are putting in the work, delivering fantastic results and sharing their findings with the field to lift the level of architectural conservation practice worldwide.”
The 10 buildings receiving grants are:
— Buzludzha Monument, Hadzhi Dimitar Peak, Bulgaria;
— Torino Esposizioni, Turin, Italy;
— Beira Railway Station, Mozambique;
— Villa E-1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France;
— North Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana;
— Miller House and Garden, Columbus, Indiana;
— Laboratory for Faculty of Chemical Technology at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania;
— Uganda National Museum, Kampala;
— Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano, Cordoba, Argentina; and
— Paraninfo at the Universidad Laboral de Cheste, Spain.
Since its inception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 64 national and international conservation projects, according to the foundation. The Getty Foundation plans to offer one more year of direct project support in 2020 and fund a series of workshops in regions with large concentrations of modern heritage.
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