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PG-233693-16

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL 33480-4037)
Tracy Kamerer (Project Director: 05/05/2015 to present)

Shelving for Furniture Collections Storage

Whitehall, a National Historic Landmark, was the winter home of Henry Flagler, founding partner of Standard Oil, builder of the Florida East Coast Railway, and the inventor of Modern Florida. Its interiors were created by the highly acclaimed firm of Pottier and Stymus. Along with Whitehall's d├ęcor, its furniture collection vividly illustrates the most significant styles of the Gilded Age and serves as an important tool for Museum interpretation. Furniture comprises a large subgroup of the Flagler Museum's collections and most of the collection is original to Whitehall or its owners. This grant will fund the purchase of stationary shelving racks for the furniture collection in Whitehall's third floor storage area. The new shelving will meet professional archival standards for long-term conservation and storage stability. The project's goal is to greatly improve the storage environment and increase capacity, fulfilling recommendations from both CAP and Furniture Survey Consultants.

Project fields:
Cultural History; U.S. History; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2016 – 8/31/2017