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PG-252791-17

Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum (Exeter, RI 02822-1808)
Kimberly Peters (Project Director: 05/02/2016 to present)

Collections Care and Risk Mitigation at the Tomaquag Museum

The creation and implementation of housekeeping, integrated pest management, and environmental monitoring plans, to be carried out by the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum and a preservation consultant. The consultant would also assist in the selection of preventive conservation supplies to be stored in a mobile Collections Care Cart. These improvements in museum collection management are based on recommendations made in a 2015 preservation assessment of the collections, and will support the long-term preservation of the Tomaquag Museum’s collection of 3,000 Native American and indigenous objects.

As Tomquag Museum works toward obtaining a new facility, we are committed to strengthening and sustaining our collections care and risk mitigation programs. We will create and implement a housekeeping plan, integrated pest management program and an environmental monitoring plan. We will use grant funds to create a Collections Care Cart consisting of appropriate conservation equipment, materials and supplies. We will retain the services of a consultant to provide staff with training on proper equipment use, environmental, pest monitoring and housekeeping activities. The training and equipment will be transferable to our new home. The goals of this project are derived from recommendations made during our 2006 Conservation Assessment Program and our 2015 Preservation Assessment Grant which has resulted in a five-year preservation plan.

Project fields:
Native American Studies

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 6/30/2018