Keeping It Modern Grants
2018 Getty Foundation Announcement
DATE: 11/10/2018
The Getty Foundation today announced more than $1.7 million in architectural conservation grants dedicated to eleven significant 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. The 2018 grants once again span the globe and include the first grants awarded to buildings in Cuba, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, and Ireland, as well as well-known landmarks such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

Since its inception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 54 national and international conservation projects that collectively address the importance of research and planning for the preservation of modern architectural heritage. The eleven projects selected to receive funding this year include:

• The National Schools of Art of Havana, Cuba
(architects: Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti and Roberto Gottardi)

• Rashid Karami International Fairground, Tripoli, Lebanon
(architect: Oscar Niemeyer)

• Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
(architect: Eero Saarinen)

• History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
(architects: Boris Magaš, Edo Šmidihen and Radovan Horvat)

• Chess Palace and Alpine Club, Tbilisi, Georgia
(architects: Vladimir Aleksi-Meskhishvili and Germane Gudushauri)

• Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California
(architect: Louis Kahn)

• St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Ireland
(architects: Peter and Mary Doyle)

• Technische Universiteit Delft Auditorium, Netherlands
(architects: Johannes van den Broek and Jaap Bakema)

• School of Mathematics at the Università degli Studi di Roma, Rome, Italy
(architect: Gio Ponti)

• Collegi Universitari at the Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy
(architect: Giancarlo De Carlo)

• Engineering Building at the University of Leicester, England
(architects: James Stirling and James Gowan)

The Getty Foundation also recently launched the Keeping It Modern Report Library, which includes completed technical reports from 20 grant projects that are free to download and can be used by practitioners in the field or anyone interested in cultural heritage preservation.

To know more about the Keeping It Modern Report Library visit: Website

To know more about this project, please download the PDF below.