Anthony Quinton Fellowship in Classical Philosophy
The Leon Levy Foundation has awarded a grant to New College, Oxford University, to endow a Tutorial Fellowship in Classical Philosophy in honor of the late Lord (Anthony) Quinton, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at New College from 1955 to 1978 and President of Trinity College from 1978 to 1987.  Shelby White, Founding Trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation said, “Tony Quinton was a unique and important thinker in the realm of moral philosophy. We are delighted to honor his memory with this fellowship at a university that meant so much to him.”

 

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford
The Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University has had a a conservation archive from its founding in 1683. The Restoring the Past Gallery illustrates the history of conservation from repair in ancient times to the introduction of conservation as we know it. Using objects from the Ashmolean’s collections, the gallery illustrates how the same simple repair techniques were used across cultures and millennia, from the importance of recycling in the ancient world to the development of restoration and conservation in the modern world. The Leon Levy Foundation has awarded a grant in support of the Restoring the Past Gallery, a new gallery is to be named the Leon Levy Gallery.

Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
Using the world’s most advanced imaging technology, the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library preserves thousands of scroll fragments, including the oldest known copies of biblical texts, and makes them accessible to the public for the first time.  The Israel Antiquities Authority and Google joined forces to create this unique encounter with antiquity.

 

 

Leon Levy Conservation Lab, Turkmenistan
Since 2010 the Foundation has supported a laboratory in Uleg Depe, Turkmenistan, for teaching restoration and conservation methods to local students and conservationists. Training sessions, led by faculty of the Institute of Archaeology at the Czech Academy of Sciences, focus on archaeological ceramics and metals. The program and its director, Estelle Ottenwelter, have been recognized by the Turkmen President for promoting Turkmen cultural heritage.