THE BAUHAUS BUILDING IS ONE OF TWELVE RECIPIENTS OF GETTY FOUNDATION’S 2017 KEEPING IT MODERN GRANTS; The Getty

Germany – Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau

Quintessential modernist site among new grants that expand the architectural conservation program’s reach to Japan, Morocco, Russia, and Turkey.

LOS ANGELES – The Getty Foundation today announced $1.66 million in architectural conservation grants dedicated to twelve significant 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. Among this year’s most recognizable projects is Germany’s Bauhaus Building, the revered Dessau structure designed by architect Walter Gropius, who incorporated design features that would ultimately become synonymous with modern architecture around the world. Since its inception 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.

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