Appel aux dons – King Baudoin Foundation United States: Richelieu renaissance, restoration of precious bindings, publication on the Treasures of the BnF

Join us to restore and preserve, and make available to all our global heritage

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) is France’s oldest cultural organization, originating in 1368 as the Royal Library of Charles V. It has grown over the ensuing 650 years into one of the world’s largest, most prestigious, and most digitally accessible libraries.

The BnF is a leading custodian of a world heritage. Its encyclopedic collections are unique: all disciplines, whether intellectual, artistic or scientific, are represented in a comprehensive way. The BnF preserves over 40 million documents. In addition, the BnF’s digital library, Gallica, provides free access to over 4 millions documents, for people from around the world to use for reading and learning. The BnF strives to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment to all.

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3 projects to support

There is a wide variety of projects to support at the BnF: digitization, acquisition, research activities, scholarships, etc. We selected 3 specific projects you may be interested to support:

  • Richelieu renaissance
  • Medieval book-bindings restoration
  • English publication on the Treasures of the BnF

Please, click on the dedicated tabs below to find more information about them.

If you wish to find another project to support, feel free to contact us.

Alternative ways to give:

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Address your check to KBFUS, write « Friends of the National Library of France » in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.

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