DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, MUSÉE RODIN AND A COMBINATION OF RKD, STEDELIJK MUSEUM, MUSEUM BOIJMANS VAN BEUNINGEN AND GEMEENTEMUSEUM ARE AWARDED THE TEFAF MUSEUM RESTORATION FUND FOR 2017
The Executive Committee of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has awarded €54,000 to three distinct projects, two larger and one smaller, either side of the Atlantic. One is the restoration and reconstruction of the never before seen work by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) entitled Absolution (c.1900) in the Musée Rodin collection, France. The second is the conservation of Judith with the Head of Holofernes (c.1570) by Titian (14881576), which has been on near constant display since entering the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, USA, in 1938. The final, smaller, project is the conservation of Der Blaue Reiter (1912), a journal edited by Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Franz Marc (1880-1916). This 140-page journal includes 34 unnumbered plates (6 in colour and 28 in monochrome), 2 foldouts and 2 pages of musical scores. It was acquired jointly in 2015 by the RKD, Stedelijk Museum, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Gemeentemuseum, all based in The Netherlands.