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Partnerships

The Saint Catherine Foundation maintains a close relationship with a number of institutions in the UK, Europe and America. The foundation regularly collaborates with some of the leading universities, museums and libraries on cultural, educational and fundraising events and initiatives.

 

Ligatus Research Centre, University of the Arts London

The project to conserve the Library at Saint Catherine's is an ongoing collaboration with the University of the Arts. The Ligatus Research Centre there, directed by Professor Nicholas Pickwoad, has assembled an impressive international team to participate in the conservation effort at Saint Catherine's. Ligatus is developing the boxing programme and designing the conservation workshop. Related activities include the creation of an ambitious multi-lingual bookbinding glossary. 

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Monastery of Saint Catherine was a major lender to the museum's acclaimed Byzantium exhibitions in 1997 and 2004 (The Glory of Byzantium, Byzantium: Power & Glory), and the American Associates of the Saint Catherine Foundation organised associated events at the museum for its members. The monastery again figures in the 2012 Byzantium and Islam exhibition, and the foundation and museum will once again cooperate on a private viewing and dinner to benefit the library project.

 

State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

The Saint Catherine Foundation and the Hermitage joined forces to organise the Sinai, Byzantium, Russia exhibition (June - October 2000), with key loans from Sinai. The foundation and the museum jointly published the exhibition catalogue and planned a fundraising trip to benefit the library project, the White Nights Weekend in St Petersburg (16-19 June 2000).

 

Courtauld Gallery, London

The foundation and Courtauld Gallery worked together to bring selected works from the St Petersburg show to London (Sinai, Byzantium, Russia at the Courtauld, October 2000-February 2001). The foundation and gallery collaborated on the gallery guide to the exhibition and the fundraising event organised to benefit the foundation's work. 

 

Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland

The Swiss Friends established a successful working relationship with the Gianadda Foundation. The two foundations introduced the Swiss public to the treasures of Saint Catherine's (Trésors du Monastère Sainte-Catherine Mont Sinaï Egypte, October - December 2004), bringing the Sinai icons from the Byzantium: Power & Glory show to Martigny. A private view for the foundation's members raised funds for the conservation work.


British Library, London

The Saint Catherine Foundation, with Ligatus, participated in the Codex Sinaiticus Project to conserve and  digitize the world's oldest Bible. The foundation and the library planned a joint fundraising effort to support the conservation and digitization of the monastery's leaves of the Codex Sinaiticus, the 'Weekend in the Library' trip and 'Evening in the Library' gala event.