Some themes of interest to the collections require a more qualified action in terms of both form and content. The Amis and its partner patrons are therefore developing dedicated Acquisition Funds in response to a specific need.
The active Acquisition Funds of the Friends of the Centre Pompidou
To enhance the visibility of the Israeli art scene within the museum's collections.
To support the acquisition of children's furniture and games
To support the acquisition of artworks using light as a medium
Long-term special projects by the Amis du Centre Pompidou will enable priority research directions to be developed in depth for the Museum.
In 2021, the visionary collector Bruno Decharme donated almost 1,000 works by 230 artists from his exceptional Art Brut collection to the Musée national d'art moderne. In so doing, the Centre Pompidou's collection became the largest collection of Art Brut - an international reference.
Often self-taught and marginal, these major artists are still not well known. Re-establishing their posterity requires us to expand our knowledge of their art and their history, justifying a targeted and priority research effort.
To meet this need, the Amis are developing specific research grants to help process this historical donation and disseminate knowledge about it.
The triennial programme America Latina no oficial aims to rethink the history and historiography of artistic circulations between France and the Latin American diasporas. Each thematic year will be dedicated to the analysis of the crossed histories between France and a Latin American country: Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
The Amis are developing special projects in service to the restoration of major artworks from the national collections, in partnership with philanthropic enterprises that support innovation in service to heritage protection.
In order to actively restore iconic works in the collections containing so-called "rubber" materials, from Richard Serra to Marcel Duchamp, but also with the aim of reinforcing the preventive restoration of this type of work, the Amis have developed a multi-year financial and skills sponsorship with the Michelin Foundation.