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Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3898)
Thomas Primeau (Project Director: May 2009 to December 2014)
Conservation Endowment

Funding supports an endowment for the Director of Conservation position as well as direct funds for the acquisition of a portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer.

The Baltimore Museum of Art requests $1 million to endow the Director of Conservation position, provide bridge funding directed to this purpose, and purchase research equipment: $3.5 million to establish an endowment to support the Director of Conservation position, specifically salary, fringe benefits, travel, and professional development for this leadership position. The endowment will also help fund an on-going, collection-based program of conservation research and public presentation. $450,500 in bridge funding to support the Director of Conservation position and conservation research and public presentation while matching funds are being raised and invested in the endowment. $49,500 to purchase a portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometer, a critical research tool which will make it possible for BMA conservators to identify on site the important characteristics of materials in a work of art, which is essential to it care, preservation, and interpretation.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Challenge Grants

Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$750,000 (approved)
$750,000 (offered)
$750,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2008 – 8/31/2014