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Proprietors Portsmouth Athenaeum (Portsmouth, NH 03801-4011)
Thomas Hardiman (Project Director: December 2017 to present)

Planning Sustainable Environmental Improvements for Collections at the Portsmouth Athenaeum

A planning project to conduct comprehensive space reorganization and create a collections storage plan, as well as identify options for upgrading HVAC and fire safety systems.  The Portsmouth Athenaeum, located in three adjacent 1805 historic buildings, possesses an extensive collection documenting the history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the Piscataqua River region. It includes 35,000 rare and historic books, 2,490 archive and manuscript collections, 22,000 historic photographs, and 570 artworks and artifacts related to maritime and regional history.

Project fields:
Cultural History; U.S. History

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$49,875 (approved)
$49,875 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 10/31/2019