BeMA´s team has to date restored and conserved over 270 paintings and works on paper.
In 2019, after having carefully dusted over 1,800 artworks, BeMA relocated a large part of the collection to its new and well-equipped storage at the UNESCO Palace.
During that same year, BeMA presented for the first time its restoration project at the Beirut Art Fair, through an exhibition and a documentary capturing its restoration activities.
In 2020, after the devastating explosion of August 4th in the Beirut port, BeMA supported institutions, galleries, and professionals working in the field of heritage preservation with various activities.
• BeMA organized in collaboration with Conservation Consultants Rachel Barker associates an emergency response workshop to help Lebanese restorers with their challenging tasks.
• Together with the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS), BeMA set up an online tear-mending workshop with the world-renowned tear-mending expert Petra Demuth. The workshop was aimed at Lebanese restorers to aid in the conservation of the numerous artworks torn after the explosion.
• For two months, BeMA´s team supported the massive dusting campaign of the entire art collection of the Sursock Museum.
• In the framework of UNESCO's LiBeirut initiative, BeMA welcomed a team of postgraduate fellows from the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences and Bern University of Applied Sciences who helped with the restoration of 17 damaged artworks from the Grand Serail, local galleries and art collectors.