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Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, NC 28802-1717)
Carolyn Grosch (Project Director: May 2017 to January 2018)
Thomas Schram (Project Director: January 2018 to present)

Asheville Art Museum Works on Paper Assessment

Hiring a specialist conservator to conduct a preservation assessment of approximately 100 selected works on paper, to record the condition of the works, and to help train the museum’s curatorial staff in stewardship practices for this media. The project would also support workshops for the general public to raise awareness on preventive care for works on paper. The collection includes American art from the Civil War era to the present day, including work by both regional and national artists, including Josef and Anni Albers and George Bellows, and the primary collection from Black Mountain College that dates from 1933 to 1957 and represents several of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, such as John Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Jacob Lawrence. As a whole, the collection serves as an important center for modern and contemporary art and crafts and a significant educational resource for the western North Carolina region.

The Asheville Art Museum requests support for a conservation assessment of selected works on paper from its Permanent Collection. Funding will specifically support bringing a paper conservator to the Museum to record the condition of these works, determine conservation priorities, and help train the Museum’s curatorial staff on best practices for the storage of works on paper.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Arts, General

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2018 – 6/30/2019