The Gallerie des Chateaux du Roy: the Gizeux treasure!
It took 6 years of restoration work and over 450 patrons working hand in hand to restore the 400m² of paintings in the Grand Gallery to their former glory!
What we have already achieved…
Over a period of 6 years, participatory sponsorship has enabled the Galerie des Châteaux du Roy and its 400m² of painted walls to be saved and entirely restored. This large-scale project has been carried out one step at a time, year after year, with the unfailing support of our community of patrons and our various partners.
The 2013 campaign involved refurbishing the window frames, insulating the roof and restoring the murals in Fontainebleau and Gizeux. The 2014 campaign enabled us to restore the panels depicting Vincennes and the “ducks” panel, thanks to the support of our patrons. The 2015 sponsorship campaign enabled the restoration of the scenes at the east end of the Gallery. The 2016 sponsorship campaign contributed to the preservation of the scenes at the entrance to the gallery and the depiction of a stag hunt. Our campaign launched in 2017 enabled the renovation of the panels representing Chambord and the Lathan Gardens, and finally, the 2018 campaign enabled the restoration of the pedlar’s scene, and that of the Château de Versailles.
Thanks to your support, the Galerie des Château du Roy has been entirely preserved!
In 2020, we have set ourselves the new challenge of restoring the Château chapel, whose decorations have been badly damaged by the passage of time and water infiltration. To find out more about this new project and how you can contribute, click here!
Thank you! None of this would be possible without you!
This spectacular and truly salutary restoration of the “Gizeux treasure” was made possible:
– Thanks to your donations on the My Major compagny website during two campaigns in 2013 and 2014, then on the Dartagnans website in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
– Thanks to an endowment from the French Heritage Society (FHS). In 2012, the French Heritage Society (FHS) awarded an endowment of $31,700 to the Château de Gizeux for the restoration of one of the paintings in the Galerie des Châteaux: the American society chose to award its prize to the representation of the Château de Fontainebleau.
French Heritage Society is dedicated to the protection of French architectural heritage in France and the United States, with a particular focus on fundraising for conservation and education.
The Society has a long history of encouraging Franco-American relations through cultural exchanges, as it strives to ensure that the treasures of our shared heritage survive for future generations.
Its thirteen delegations in the United States and the one in Paris have supported the restoration of almost 500 buildings and gardens since 1982.
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