The APCD was born from an unparalleled commitment by its founders to European Arts and its history.
What is APCE?
The Associazione per la Promozione della Cultura Europea (APCE – Association for the Protection of European Art) is not-for-profit educational and research organization, based in Italy, dedicated to integrity of Art in Europe. APCE serves as a bridge between the public, and the scholarly and commercial art communities. Its main goal, as defined by the statuses, is to fund projects dedicated to the conservation of the European Art. APCE organize conferences, panels, and lectures to complete this goal. Offers impartial and authoritative information on authenticity artistic, legal, and ethical issues concerning art objects.
APCE was established in 2018 to fill a need for a foundation established to protect only European art, the lackof an impartial and scholarly body to educate the public about problems and issues in the art world. APCE serves a broad audience and operates at the intersection where the interests of art law, art collectors, museums, galleries, scholars, and the public meet.
Through an active program of lectures, panels, symposia, conferences, tours, and informal “APCE Evenings,” APCE informs and educates its supporters, subscribers, and the public about recent scholarship and relevant issues in the art world. APCE’s stature and credibility attract prominent speakers who address a broad range of subjects.
What we think
The APCE strongly agrees with the notion that what is generally referred to as the “European art crisis” actually constitutes an opportunity for Europe and Europe as a whole.
While European arts and crafts bring with them a lot of resources and skills that are urgently sought after in Europe, interest of the labour market is usually limited to the crafts, industrial and care sectors. Unlike previous generations in Europe, classical crafts and european arts are by and large structurally excluded from participating in the cultural and artistic sectors, which in fact are in a dire need of diversification.
Rather than providing short term solutions and services to European arts, which in many cases mainly benefit the primarily facilitators or charitable institutions, the APCE attempts to be a legal tool that prepares the ground for European arts equal access to the institutionalized art and cultural sectors and a future renewal . By providing an academic infrastructure, including facilities, as well as administrative help, the APCE supports its participants to create or reconstruct lost portfolios of classical European artists.
The APCE hopes to create an environment in which all of the participants’ resources are being validated, and where new formats of skill sharing and knowledge transfer may be developed. Ultimately the APCE provides an opportunity for weißensee art academy to generate a new perception of itself as an educational arts institution.