Since its office opened in 2004, AFL has made grants of more than $37 million to the museum, including the donation of a number of important works of art. Following is a list of current fund raising projects.
Publication on the Napoléon III Museum
A publication on the little-known Napoléon III Museum is being made possible by the Mark Pigott Lecture and Research Fund. Established in 2010 by Mark C. Pigott, KBE and KStJ, the fund has supported a variety of programs at the Louvre, ranging from a study of the paintings department’s historic frames to an American art symposium. The new book will tell the fascinating story of the short-lived Napoléon III Museum which displayed some of the masterpieces of Italian art and antiquities acquired from the Marquis Campana which are now part of the holdings of the Louvre.
This new five-year initiative has been created through the generosity of AFL board member, Lionel Sauvage, his wife Ariane and their children. The LA residency will allow a staff member from the Louvre to spend a month in Los Angeles studying a subject of his or her choosing, utilizing the resources of the Getty and other museums throughout Southern California. The donors will provide a stipend and housing for the visiting researchers during their stay.
GRoW @ Annenberg Fund
Advisory Committee members and longtime donors Regina and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten have established a fund at the Louvre Endowment. Gregory is a Vice President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation and founder of GRoW @ Annenberg, a philanthropic global initiative dedicated to supporting humanitarian efforts, the environment, the arts, education, and civic and cultural life. The GRoW @ Annenberg Fund will provide ongoing revenues to the Louvre for projects related to the museum’s collections, its accessibility and outreach programs and for the Louvre Palace and Tuileries Garden.