As it is a source of inspiration for every generation,
The Fondation Etrillard aims to shine a light on the relevance of our European cultural
heritage in today’s world. By participating in the preservation of exceptional sites,
encouraging the passing on of knowledge, and supporting cultural rediscovery,
The Foundation fosters creativity and audacity to generate emotions and sharing.
Take inspiration from the past to shape the future
Fixing no limits or convention to our
Addressing current issues
without compromising on our future.
Practising our lucidity
to avoid self-satisfaction.
Every year, the Foundation adds to its collection of European furniture, tapestries, paintings and art, mainly from the 16th to 19th centuries.
The Foundation endeavours to give balanced focus to the whole collection for preservation, historical and scientific documentation, and exposure to the public. Works are selected and loaned to European museums, and exhibited in sites associated to the Foundation, including Château de Vayres (France) and the Palazzo Vendramin Grimani (Venice, Italy) which is managed by the Fondation Etrillard’s daughter foundation, the Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro.
The Foundation supports initiatives to encourage the rediscovery of little-known works, artistic currents and musical repertoires.
By funding PhD research grants in fields ranging from art history to music, the Foundation promotes knowledge transfer in areas that are often neglected. The Foundation favours rediscovery by reinterpreting works with a new perspective using contemporary cultural or artistic media.
Culture is essential to the construction and development of all, yet remains inaccessible to certain parts of the population.
To remedy this, the Foundation engages in projects that contribute to making European culture accessible to all, including the most vulnerable members of society. The Foundation supports projects that enable persons with disabilities, prisoners and nursing home residents to experience emotions inspired by concerts and exhibitions.
The Fondation Etrillard supports the restoration of works that demonstrate technical and artistic excellence of craftsmanship, that require conservation work to ensure their continued exhibition to the public. The goal is to ensure the renaissance of unique objects by returning them to the public and sharing discoveries made during the restoration process. The Foundation also contributes to the rehabilitation of remarkable landscape and natural sites, making its contribution to the public's awareness of environmental preservation.
The Foundation is engaged in projects supporting the sustainability and development of expertise in crafts and restoration skills. It is committed to knowledge transfer through education, information and hands-on practice. Through links with renowned schools, professional organisations and cultural institutions, the Foundation facilitates intergenerational transfer, essential for perpetuating traditional European expertise.