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Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) is excited to announce the receipt a $10,000 grant from the David Bohnett Foundation (DBF).

These funds will be used to purchase the “Bohnett Art Preservation Pod” – a refurbished, insulated shipping container which is climate controlled, self-contained and is both fire proof and weather resistant.

This investment is something that the DBF sees as extremely important. In these difficult economic times, the arts need help even more. Michael Fleming, executive director of the DBF was pleased to be able to support one of the oldest arts organizations of its kind, here in the heart of Los Angeles. The grant provides a much needed addition to ToFF’s art storage capacity and allows more artists a safe place to have their work preserved.

“For over 25 years, ToFF has been at the forefront of protecting art, preserving our heritage, and promoting artists,” said Durk Dehner, ToFF president and cofounder. “This grant will allow us to provide more access to scholars of all levels, as we will be able to house more of our extensive permanent collection on site.”

“Our thanks goes out to David Bohnett, Michael Fleming and the entire staff of the David Bohnett Foundation for recognizing the importance of preserving this significant collection,” said Bo Tobin, ToFF development director.

The “Bohnett Art Preservation Pod” will be on site by early summer and then the process of relocating artwork will begin. An inauguration party will be announced.

For further information, email: Bo Tobin, development director

Phone: 213.250.1685
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May 2, 2011

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