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PG-258298-18

University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK 73034-5209)
Shikoh Shiraiwa (Project Director: April 2017 to present)

UCO Melton Legacy Collection: Assessment of the Conservation Treatment Needs

 The hiring of two conservators to assess a collection of 62 European and American works of art dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries that include oil paintings and works on paper, with works by artists in the studios of El Greco and Peter Paul Rubens, as well as modern artists Grant Wood, Georges Rouault, and Edvard Munch.  As part of an existing U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Program Grant, undergraduate student interns would assist the conservators in the assessments.  Faculty and students from the Museum Studies and Global Art and Visual Culture Programs would also participate in conservation workshops offered by the conservators, to learn about proper care and preservation practices for art collections.

Archives and Special Collections of the Max Chambers Library at the University of Central Oklahoma is requesting $6000 for assessing the conservation treatment needs of selected items in a collection by two painting conservators to assess the conservation treatment needs of 62 2-dimensional art pieces, providing a recommendation in the written assessment a prioritized list for most needed pieces for the conservation treatment.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Arts, Other; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 6/30/2019