RestART Beirut


Protect and preserve Beirut’s cultural heritage in the long term.


Our story

The RestART Beirut fund was established in December 2020 following the deadly explosion in the port in August of the same year.

Our values

Trust and passion are fundamental to us. We are therefore committed to being transparent about how your donations make the difference.

Renovation of the Sursock Palace interior

Our missions

We want to promote and preserve Lebanese cultural heritage while encouraging cultural exchange.

Our goals

We support education through international and local exchanges.

Palais Sursock

Our Major Project: The Renovation of the Sursock Palace


The current owners of the palace wish to undertake the restoration of the building, its architecture and its collections. They want to transform this private residence in the heart of Beirut into a museum open to the public.

This place of beauty, refinement and rich history would be shared with the Lebanese people and international visitors and will allow them to learn about and take pride in a Golden Age which they have the power to revive.

RestART Beirut will be offering the necessary technical expertise required for the entire project and the fundraising for its implementation. In conjunction with the urgent work that needs to be undertaken on the building itself, RestART Beirut will focus on mobilising sponsorship.

​Based in Europe, RestART Beirut is the official international fundraising vehicle for the project, while also providing the necessary technical expertise required for its implementation.

RestART Beirut is part of the King Baudouin Foundation, a public benefit foundation set up in 1976 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the reign of King Baudouin.

The Foundation’s current areas of activity are poverty and social justice, philanthropy, health, civic engagement, developing talents, democracy, European integration, heritage and development cooperation.

As a Fund within the Foundation, all donations and funding are monitored and regulated. All donations to our Fund are subject to tax reductions in most European countries, North America and Canada. This also means that RestART Beirut is able to provide tax-exemption receipts for donors from the above-mentioned countries.