ABOUT THE YUKO NII FOUNDATION

In 2008, Yuko Nii[11], Founder of the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center[12] created the Yuko Nii Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to preserve and maintain the Kings County Savings Bank Building that it owns and preserve art and artifacts in her collection for future generations. Her collections includes 19th decorative and fine arts of the French and American empire periods, as well as an extensive collection of Japanese art from the Momoyama through the Meiji periods. A feature of her holdings is the renowned "Milton Collection," which includes first illustrated editions of John Milton's Paradise Lost, and most notably, the original illustrations for Terrance Lindall’s Paradise lost, considered to be the greatest illustrations for this epic of the 20th century.

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