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  The Celestial Sphere (Paul Manship 1885-1966) is one of the restoration-projects of the Maecenas World Patrimony Foundation.  
The objective of Maecenas World Patrimony Foundation is the conservation of art and historic objects from the collections of the United Nations' offices and its agencies.

By its nature, the United Nations cannot raise funds for purposes beyond its statutory objectives. It cannot call on direct sponsorship and the UN can accept donations only within certain limits.

The United Nations has in fact no budget for the conservation of this part of its cultural heritage.

Dedication Ceremony
on Monday, 24 October 2005

The Dedication Ceremony for the restoration of Marc Chagall's 'Peace window' took place under the patronage of the President of the 60th session of the General Assembly, H.E. Jan Eliasson, on Monday, 24 October, United Nations Day, in the Visitors' Lobby of United Nations Headquarters.

Read the text spoken by H.E. Dr. Vladimir Petrovsky during the Dedication Ceremony.

Currently our foundation focuses on the restoration of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Armorial Sphere, the chef d'oeuvre of the American art deco sculptor Paul Manship, at the Cour d'Honneur of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

We welcome your kind support.

'A gift to the United Nations is a gift to humanity and belongs to the heritage of humankind'.

'We all share the responsibility to protect, care for and preserve this'.

Restoration Projects:

Celestial Sphere (Paul Manship)
Peace Window (Marc Chagall
Le Reve de la Paix (Hendrik Sorensen)

     © 2005 Maecenas World Patrimony Foundation