The BNP Paribas Foundation has been a trailblazer in actions to promote awareness of and preserve the heritage of museums. For 25 years it has been a loyal and widely recognized patron of museums, regularly funding restoration of works. The Foundation also supports the publication of museum catalogues to heighten awareness of the wealth of museum collections. These programs, which have also been de have expanded outside France to aid museums in other countries as well.

This component of BNP Paribas Corporate Philanthropy continues to grow with international initiatives, including direct partnerships between BNP Paribas and leading museums and the publication of works on the rich historical heritage of certain countries.