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University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (Lawrence, KS 66045-3101)
Saralyn Reece Hardy (Project Director: March 2018 to present)
Infrastructure Improvements to the Spencer Museum of Art's Collection Storage, Freight Elevator, and Galleries

Improvements to an art museum, including the purchase of compact shelving for a collection storage area housing two-dimensional framed works of art and three-dimensional objects; mechanical repairs to a freight elevator; and renovations to two long-term exhibition galleries.

To support the a two-stage facility enhancement project that will build capacity for sharing the Spencer Museum of Art's global collection of more than 45,000 objects. Space-maximizing changes to collection storage will improve access to objects as well as their safety, while sustaining continued, responsive development of the collection. Modifications to the freight elevator will ensure safe transportation of collection objects and staff between storage and galleries. Renovation and re-installation of two long-term exhibition galleries will refresh these spaces with relevant installations that are pertinent to current humanities scholarship and contemporary audiences.

Project fields:
Arts, General

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$406,542 (approved)
$406,542 (offered)
$301,332 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 7/31/2023