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31/08/2012 -

BNP Paribas helps to restore art masterpiece in Canada

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Le pot d'abricotsA project to restore Jar of Apricots, a 1758 work by Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), has just come to fruition thanks to the support of BNP Paribas (Canada) and the BNP Paribas Foundation.

Chardin is one of the most celebrated French painters of the 18th century, known especially for his still life works and ‘genre’ scenes. The project was part of a BNP Paribas Foundation-led programme of restoring artworks held in museums.

After restoration work lasting two years, the masterpiece is now back on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada.

On its return to the museum, BNP Paribas clients enjoyed a special pre-view ahead of the general public. This initiative is yet another example of the commitment to our cultural heritage shown by the Bank and the Foundation.