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Recent Grants

A sampling of recent grants to organizations that illustrates the breadth and depth of the Foundation's interest:

Die aufgeführten Beispiele veranschaulichen die Fülle an Interessensgebieten der Stiftung:

Performing arts, such as opera companies, symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and ballet and theater companies.

National Theatre of Ballet and Opera (TKOB), Tirana, Albania ~ For the production design and
planning, training, teaching, rehearsing, and performing the Albanian national premiere of Tannhäuser, the
first performance of Wagner ever in Albania.
"The Captivation of Eunice Williams" (a new opera based on an extraordinary true story from Colonial
America). Produced in cooperation with the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association at Old Deerfield,
Massachusetts and presented at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; the New York State Historical
Association in Cooperstown, New York; the National Museum of American Indian in Washington DC; and
on the Mohawk Reservation at Kahnawake; the European Premiere was featured at the 2008 Ohrid Summer Festival in Macedonia and subsequently at the Albanian National Theater in Skopje.
KIC Cultural Information Center, Skopje, Macedonia ~ For the complete renovation of the 170 seat
“Salon 19:19,” a small acoustic chamber hall. KIC has organized over 6,000 art exhibitions, concerts,
theater performances, literary evenings, performances, and events since its founding in 1967.
Pavilion Opera Education Trust, London, England ~ Presents fully costumed and accompanied opera
performances “as musically and dramatically as possible” for schools in depressed areas of London and
other cities in the UK. (An opera company, in addition to their normal program, arranges school
performances and prepares the children for the opera they are going to see in other countries.)
Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne, Switzerland ~ LSO Educational Program.
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich, Switzerland ~ IMAF contributes CHF 20 per person to provide reduced
price for young (under age 26) peoples tickets, as an important component for the Tonhalle Orchestra
audience development.

Architectural restorations, and for the conservation of art.

For the restoration of the "Salon de Musique" at the Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal, Paris, France.
Sumda Chun Temple, Ladakh, India ~ For restoration of one of the most significant 12th Century
Buddhist temples in the mountainous region of Ladakh in northern India.
Nogoon Labin (Green Residence) Restoration at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum, Ulaanbaatar,
~ Every Bogd Khaan (head of state and religious leader) had his own temple-palace in which
to live and pray. Mongolia at one time had 700 such temples, but following the brutal Stalinist purges in
1937 only four temples remain—this among them. The 10-building complex was built for Khaan VIII
Bogd. During his rule, he erected a winter palace in 1903 and later a “Ceremonial Gate” to celebrate
Mongolia’s independence in 1911. The wooden buildings, constructed without nails, are a distinctive
melding of Asian styles
ANGKOR WAT: Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery ~ Built in the 12th- to 15th-centuries, the
crown jewel of Angkor Wat is the Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery. Robert Turnbull of The New York
Times has characterized the bas-relief of the gallery as “an Asian equivalent of the Parthenon friezes.”
These friezes are threatened by a leaking roof, and without immediate treatment to the compromised
structure, their deterioration will continue at an accelerated rate. In addition to ensuring the integrity of the
bas-relief and its long-term conservation, the program will set a standard and provide a prototype for the
conservation of the additional roofing structures at Angkor.
For the restoration of Constantin Brancusi's "Endless Column" Targu-Jiu, Romania.


Courtauld Institute, London, England ~ For the establishment of the IMAF Drawing Study Center at one
of the finest small museums in the world. Stretching from the early Renaissance into the 20th century, and
particularly renowned for the unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.
Monastery St. Jovan Preteca, Slepce, Macedonia ~ For a portion of the restoration of the Monastery,
now over 1,000 years old.
Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei, Bucharest, Romania ~ For the complete renovation of the
galleries opened in April 2002, including the design and construction of specialized display cases (for
manuscripts, silver, costumes, medieval jewelry and small items, etc.)
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland ~ For the restoration of the Royal Scottish
Academy building (1826) Gallery (Room 6) sponsorship and the creation of an underground link to the
National Gallery of Scotland (1859), this project has provided a national center for the display, enjoyment,
and understanding of art.
Also for the Van Gogh in Britain: Pioneer Collectors Exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of
Modern Art. The scholarly exhibition included 40 works and provided a fascinating insight into the
collecting and growing appreciation of Van Gogh, with loans from London, Amsterdam, Chicago, St.
Louis, and New York, as well as from a number of private collections.
Also to support the renovation of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery by “adopting” Caledonia, the
central figure (literally and figuratively) on the frieze painted by William Hole in 1898.
The American Museum in Britain, Bath, England ~ Claverton Manor’s 1100 square foot lower ground
level underwent a dramatic restoration and enhancement including a complete reinstallation of the Native
American and African American collections, among many other important exhibits that tell the story of
America. The Native American Collections are known to be very good.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland is the most visited museum in Britain
outside London. Built for the International Exhibition in 1901, it is an A listed building housing an
important collection of 17th Century Dutch, 19th Century French, and late 19th and early 20th Century
Scottish artists.

Research and publication on the history of art.

For "The Paintings of Paul Cézanne ~ An Online Catalogue Raisonné"
Van Gogh Museum and the Huygens Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ~ For digital and print editions
of "Vincent van Gogh: The Letters: The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition (Vol. 1-6)". This has made the letters accessible to both a specialist readership of art historians and literary scholars and also to lovers of van Gogh, who at last have the opportunity to read the letters as they were written and in their proper art historical context. The correspondence was published in an edition of 10,000 in Dutch, French and English, and has been distributed worldwide. An exhibition at the van Gogh Museum was dedicated to this event.
For the book “Macedonian Village Dress ~ Going, Going, Gone” by Naeda Robinson.  illustrated with photos and narratives collected in the villages surrounding the city of Bitola, Macedonia. (The renovation and outfitting of the storage/research/presentation room of the Ethnology Department at the Museum of Bitola was also supported by an IMAF grant.)
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For translation of the book "Contemplation in Colors" by Evgeny Nikolayevich Trubetskoy, into English
and Macedonian Languages.
"The real “Etudes of Russian iconography” rose in the days of the great world war and were completed in
the days of the Russian revolution. The first two were issued in the form of separate brochures, and the last one appeared in “Russian thought” (January, 1918). It is only natural that the reader will find in them the resonance of catastrophic events, which Russia suffered in the last few years. It is not a mere coincidence. Namely, the catastrophic events of our days made the author realize more closely the ancient Russian religious art, also born in days of difficult temptations and providing an answer to the great suffering of the people." 

Evgeny Trubetskoy,  Moscow, 22nd September, 1918
For "Visual Arts in Macedonia - XX Century", Book 1.: Painting, Sculpture, Graphics.
Foreword: Emil Aleksiev. Text: Sonja Abadzieva, Emil Aleksiev
186 pages and a text in Macedonian and English, with more than 100 reproductions in color.
In the foreword, a cross section of the specific situation in the art and culture in Macedonia in the twentieth
century is presented, with the focus being on the classical media: painting, sculpture, and graphics. In the
publication, fifty artists who lived and were active in Macedonia at that time are covered, including a text
on their lives and art, and reproductions of their more characteristic works.
For Smithsonian Folkways Recordings “Playing ’Til Your Soul Comes Out! Music of Macedonia.
A sonic time capsule of the 1960s, a significant moment in this region of Southeastern Europe when the
style of both life and music were in a state of rapid flux. Seventeen documentary gems from noted music
and dance ethnographer Martin Koenig’s extensive collection—never before heard on a recording as they
appear here--include three Macedonian traditions: female village singing, Romani (Gypsy) zurli-tapan
ensembles, and the Ottoman Turkish urban ensemble called čalgija. Koenig and ethnomusicologist Sonia
Seeman provide historical background and unique insight into Macedonia’s rich musical culture.

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