The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation is set to open in Monaco on the 28th of October to coincide with the anniversary of the artist’s birthday. This institute’s mission is to promote a deeper understanding of the work, life and methodologies of Bacon worldwide, with a focus on the time the artist lived and worked in Monaco and Southern France. The Estate of Francis Bacon welcomes the foundation and will collaborate with it on research and educational activities. The art historian Martin Harrison, editor of the Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné, is on the board of this institute. Housed on the ground floor of Villa Elise at 21, Boulevard d’Italie, at the heart of Monaco, the foundation will be open to scholars and art historians throughout the year, from November 2014, and to the general public from March 2015, by appointment only. The foundation’s website will go live on the 5th of October 2014: www.mbartfoundation.com A previous blog post announcing the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation can be viewed here.