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George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY 14607-2219)
Ralph Wiegandt (Project Director: December 2012 to August 2015)
Stacey Smith VanDenburgh (Project Director: August 2015 to present)

Comprehensive Environmental Assessment

A comprehensive environmental assessment of the George Eastman House, which contains materials related to the history and technology of still and moving images. The museum would develop a plan to improve care of its collections in environmentally and economically sustainable ways. The applicant requests an additional $10,000 to implement recommendations made by the project team.

George Eastman House requests a $40,000 planning grant to conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment of its building complex, to support a total project budget of $97,869. The planning grant will provide the staff, administration, and governing body with a core document to guide the Museum in implementing sustainable preservation environments for its collections. The Museum also requests $10,000 in supplemental funding to enact a pilot implementation project, crafted with the consulting team, to address a need identified during the site-visit.

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Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$50,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2013 – 12/31/2015