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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA 23220-4007)
Suzanne H. Freeman (Project Director: November 2005 to January 2011)
Robin Nicholson (Project Director: January 2011 to April 2011)
Lee Bagby Viverette (Project Director: April 2011 to July 2011)
Endowment for new Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Library

Endowment for the Head Librarian, a reference librarian, acquisitions, equipment, furnishings, and a professional development and travel fund.

VMFA seeks $800,000 to be matched 4:1 for a total of $4MM to provide endowment for a new art research Library to be located in the Museum's new wing scheduled to open in 2007-08. The new Library will offer extensive humanities holdings including 132,500 volumes. Endowment will support the Head Librarian and one Librarian position, acquisitions, preservation equipment and materials, furnishings, and a professional development and travel fund. The Library is central to the Museum's commitment to provide a humanities framework for interpreting all of its collections, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Challenge Grants

Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$610,000 (approved)
$610,000 (offered)
$610,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 7/31/2011