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Museum crowdfunds to repair damaged Gauguin

Paul Gauguin’s Portrait of Suzanne Bambridge (1891). Photo: Johan Geleyns/© KMSKB

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium is crowdfunding to raise half of the €45,000 needed to restore a work by Paul Gauguin. The non-profit Baillet Latour Foundation is covering the remaining costs to repair damage to the portrait of Suzanne Bambridge (1891), painted by the French artist on his first trip to Tahiti. The damage occurred during a previous restoration before the work was acquired by the museum. As we went to press, more than half of the €22,500 had been raised.