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 Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Quentin Metsys the Younger. Elizabeth I of England (“The Sieve Portrait”) (detail), 1583. Oil on canvas.
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena. By permission of Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. Polo museale della Toscana. Photo Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena

The first of its kind in the United States, this exhibition highlights the metropolitan court culture of Tudor England as a catalyst for the arts. This artistic revolution is represented through more than 100 objects ranging from portraits to tapestries and armour, brought together from The Met’s collection and international lenders.


As a passionate advocate of the European Renaissance, The Klesch Collection is delighted to support this exhibition and join The Metropolitan Museum of Art in promoting this fascinating era in English history.


The exhibition runs from 10.10.2022 until 08.01.2023.



the rubenianum fund

The Klesch Collection is pleased to announce the funding of the publication of Part XIX (3) of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, titled Portraits of Unidentified and Newly Identified Sitters Painted in Antwerpwritten by Prof. Dr. Katlijne van der Stighelen and Em. Prof. Dr. Hans Vlieghe (University of Leuven). The book is available for purchase here.


The Rubenianum Fund was set up in 2010 in order to ensure that the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, the multi-volume catalogue raisonné of the oeuvre of Sir Peter Paul Rubens, is completed. Spanning 29 parts and about 50 volumes, it is without any doubt the most comprehensive publication ever devoted to a single artist. The books are based on the extensive documentation of the German art historian Dr. Ludwig Burchard (1886–1960), one of the most eminent Rubens specialists of the 20th century. Upon his death, his archive and personal library was donated to the City of Antwerp and the first volume of this project was published in 1968. The final volume in the series is expected to be published in 2023.

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.