Bauhaus Dessau Foundation receives grant from the Getty Foundation
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation received grant support of € 135,000 for the systematic and long-term preservation of the Bauhaus building by the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles / USA.
The grant is part of the initiative Keeping It Modern for the preservation of modern architectural heritage. In addition to the Bauhaus in Dessau, this year, architectures such as the Melnikov House, Moscow, Russia and the Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts have been promoted.
The Getty Foundation announces the Bauhaus building among this year’s most recognizable projects. It is said: „The building is both a clear statement of Gropius’s visionary aesthetic and a monument to some of the 20th century’s most influential artists, architects, and designers who served as Bauhaus faculty.“
Claudia Perren, Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, is proud of this international recognition: "The Getty Foundation is committed to the culture of the modern world. For us the grant is a great recognition of our continuous monumental, scientific and cultural work to preserve the building structure of the Bauhaus buildings. The grant gives us the opportunity to develop for the first time a conversation management plan for the long-term preservation of the Bauhaus building. The plan will have model character. "
Since its interception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 45 international conservation projects that collectively point to the importance of research and planning for the preservation of modern architectural heritage. The Getty Foundation announced $ 1.66 million in architectural conservation grants dedicated to twelve significant 20th century buildings.
The UNESCO natural and cultural heritage sites have included the Bauhaus sites in Dessau since 1996. The Bauhaus building is regarded as a seminal work of European modernism.