THE ESTATE OF FRANCIS BACON
The Estate of Francis Bacon cares for the legacy of Francis Bacon through copyright and trademarks, the archiving and publication of information on the artist and the support of a variety of exhibitions, films, books and scholarly research into the painter and his times. The Estate published Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné in 2016 and continues to provide an ever-expanding fund of information on Bacon’s art and life on its website.
Tate holds a large collection of works by Francis Bacon as well as major archives related to the British artist.
ÉCOLE DU LOUVRE
The École du Louvre is a higher education establishment providing courses in French in Archaeology, Epigraphy, Art History, the History of Civilisations and Museology. Founded in 1882, the institution is located in Paris, within the Palais du Louvre.
Since 2016 the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation has been engaged in a partnership with the École du Louvre to award a grant to their PhD students. Every four years a research scholarship is offered to a postgraduate from the École du Louvre who is undertaking a PhD thesis on Francis Bacon, or whose PhD thesis has a direct link with the British artist.
MUSEE DU LOUVRE
Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. Created in 1793, the Musée du Louvre owns collections encompassing more than 600 000 artworks – among the finest in the world – with 35 000 works exhibited. Its collections range from Egyptian Antiquities to nineteenth-century art.
The world’s most visited museum, the Louvre was among Francis Bacon’s favourite museums in Paris. He was a regular visitor there and some of the Louvre’s works were a source of inspiration for his own paintings.
DUBLIN CITY GALLERY THE HUGH LANE
Since 2001, the reconstruction of Francis Bacon’s Reece Mews studio has been on public display at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. The studio’s contents offer a valuable resource for scholars and art historians interested in Bacon studies.