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PF-249703-16

Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN 46208-4182)
Kathryn Haigh (Project Director: 12/01/2015 to present)

Creating a Suitable and Energy-Efficient Lighting Environment for the Preventive Conservation of the Permanent Collection

Conversion to energy-efficient LED lamps in all gallery and storage areas of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which holds significant collections of African, American, Asian, European, and contemporary art.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) seeks to enhance the preservation of the collection and reduce collection-related energy use and costs by converting to LED lamps for lighting the permanent collection in the galleries and in collection storage. Conversion to LED lamps is timely and addresses key components of the IMA's 10-year Strategic Plan, as well as the Long-Range Conservation Plan. The Museum-wide conversion of all existing incandescent and fluorescent lamps to LED lamps will safeguard the collection, eliminating UV emissions from lamps and improving color perception and clarity to potentially allow for lower light levels in the galleries. It will also realize a return on investment reflected in reduced electricity utilities costs, a reduced number of lamps purchased per year, and reduced labor costs due to less frequent replacement of lamps. This reduction in operating costs further enhances sustainability by making funds available to collections-based research and programs.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Arts, Other

Program:
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$190,000 (approved)
$190,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 1/31/2018