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Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum Association (Monhegan, ME 04852)
Jennifer Pye (Project Director: December 2014 to present)

Creating a Sustainable Preservation Environment

An implementation project to improve energy efficiency through improved lighting and non-mechanical climate control in the museum’s seasonal displays, and optimize climate control systems in the museum’s off-season storage vaults for a collection of art, photography, and material culture that chronicles the history of Monhegan Island, Maine, from Native fishing sites to an art colony that flourished from the mid-1800s to the present.

The Monhegan Museum has developed a plan to address the serious environmental issues that pose a threat to the long-term care and conservation of the Museum’s varied and significant collection of artwork, documents, photographs, and artifacts chronicling the unique history and culture of Monhegan Island, Maine.  This implementation will focus on the use of energy efficient low impact lighting, effective non-mechanical climate-control options for the Museum’s seasonal display facilities; and optimizing the existing climate-control systems in the Museum’s off-season storage vaults using sustainable technologies with an eye towards increased energy-efficiency, and ultimately, reduced energy consumption.

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Project fields:
Arts, General; History, General

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 2/28/2019