The Klesch Collection is proud to support initiatives that encourage education, promote projects and increase the awareness of the arts both in the UK and abroad. Some of the programs sponsored by the Klesch Collection are:

The National Gallery Young People’s programme

In 2016, The National Gallery in London launched the Young People’s programme. This programme was initiated, with and for young people, to explore new ways of engaging young audiences with the collection. The museum encourages innovation by inviting a diverse range of backgrounds, interests and experiences into the Gallery. Each year, a new team of Young Producers is selected. From their own experiences and in collaboration with the Learning Department, they help connect with their peers, giving them more confidence to talk about art through a variety of outlets.

Florence’s Accademia delle Arti del Disegno – exhibition space for Michelangelo’s Dio Fluviale

Michelangelo’s works are exhibited in some of the greatest museums around the world. There is one work by the great master that is yet to be shown to the public, the reclining torso of a river god, which has been in the collection of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno since the 16th century.  Restored in 2016, this rarely seen sculpture will take its rightful place in the heart of Florence in a purposely built new gallery and will be accessible to the larger public in the near future.

Artemisia Visits

To celebrate the National Gallery’s acquisition of Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c. 1615-17) in 2018, the museum organised Artemisia Visits, a nationwide tour of the painting visiting unusual and unexpected locations as opposed to museum venues. Following extensive conservation, the tour introduced the painting and the artists to audiences that would not usually be able to visit the National Gallery. Artemisia’s self-portrait was exhibited at the Glasgow Women’s Library, a GP’s surgery in Pocklington, Yorkshire, Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newcastle upon Tyne, HM Prison Send in Surrey, and finally Wood Street Library in Waltham Forest. The touring exhibition was paired with creative workshops in drawing and collage, and also in poetry and short story writing.