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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Inc. (San Juan, PR 00940-1209)
Marta Mabel Pérez (Project Director: May 2018 to present)

PG-263619-19
Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

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Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2019 – 1/31/2021

Preservation Assessment and Planning for MAPR Research Center and Documentation Center

Development of a long-term preservation plan specific to the library and archives, physical relocation of collections, purchase of supplies, digital reformatting of VHS tapes, and preservation training for staff. The collection includes 1,998 books and audiovisual materials on visual arts and museology and approximately 1,100 archives of artists and exhibitions at the museum. In the days following Hurricane Maria (2017), the first floor of the museum building was flooded, resulting in structural damage and affecting 12 to 15 percent of these collections.

The Puerto Rico Art Museum looks to perform with the Preservation Assistance Grant: a Preservation needs assessment plan and the draft of a long-range preservation plan for care and sustainability of the library and archive collection (Center of Documentation and Curatorial Studies); to relocate the rest of the collection of the library from the 1st floor to the 5th floor together with the archives of the Center of Documentation and Curatorial Studies after the flash flood occurred on November 7, 2017 after hurricane Maria impacted; to purchase storage/preservation supplies as per final recommendations of the assessment plan; and to perform training on assessment, planning and preparedness for MAPR staff handling the library’s collection and archives.