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PG-258323-18

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Eunice Haugen (Project Director: May 2017 to September 2019)
Preserving and Accessing Textiles

The purchase of re-housing  materials and additional storage equipment for a collection of 130 textiles dating to the 1930s and 1940s, which are largely made up of screen prints and block prints that capture the stylistic nuances of early 20th-century American modern textile design. The collection is widely used for coursework, research, and exhibitions, such as the 2013 Printed Textiles: Pattern Stories, which featured pieces from Folly Cove Designers and Ruth Reeves, Henriette Reiss, and Paul Poiret. The textiles provide examples of early and mid-20th-century design principles related to color theory and modern design, and offer a visual record of American folk craft and culture, with techniques and styles that can be traced back to their European origins.

The Goldstein Museum of Design, part of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, plans to purchase archival materials and additional storage equipment for re-housing a group of approximately 130 historically and culturally significant textiles transferred to GMD from the University Gallery (now the Weisman Art Museum) in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Completion of this project would provide safer and easier access to this group of textiles. Outcomes include long-term preservation of the textiles and much-enhanced accessibility for scholarship, documentation, and exhibition, and use in university classes and outreach programs.

Project fields:
Arts, Other

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 6/30/2019


PG-51458-11

Cape Ann Historical Association (Gloucester, MA 01930-5909)
Martha Oaks (Project Director: May 2010 to November 2012)
The Folly Cove Designers Collection: Preserving an Important Piece of American Textile History

A preservation assessment of a collection of 800 block-print textile items, including table runners and wall paper, along with 45 artisan-carved linoleum blocks and other materials associated with the Folly Cove Designers, a group of women artists active in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in the 1940s through 1960s.

The Cape Ann Museum seeks to hire a professional textiles preservation consultant to conduct an assessment of the Museum’s Folly Cove Designers Collection, the world’s largest body of work of these important American designers. The assessment will evaluate the physical collection and the current storage and housing conditions. Further, the assessment will be used to prepare recommendations for storing and displaying the collection, and to set priorities for conservation work. The preservation consultant will also conduct a workshop to expand the staff’s knowledge of methods and techniques of collections care; the workshop will assist staff in implementing the work of preserving the Folly Cove Designers Collection.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012