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Detroit Historical Society (Detroit, MI 48202-4097)
Adam Lovell (Project Director: May 2010 to present)

Environmental Monitoring Upgrade for the Detroit Historical Society

The purchase and installation of digital environmental monitoring systems for the Detroit Historical Society's Detroit Historical Museum, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and Collections Resource Center. The Society's collections contain over 250,000 objects and archival items that span the city's more than 300-year history. Highlights of the collection include: 20,000 costume and textile pieces; 5,800 World War II-related items; 2,000 works of art and sculpture; 1,000 Native American artifacts from the Great Lakes region; and 6,000 photographs and records from the Packard Motor Company.

This NEH Preservation Assistance Grant will fund the purchase and installation of a digital environmental monitoring system for the Detroit Historical Society which operates the Detroit Historical Museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Collections Resource Center. Funds will be used to purchase digital monitoring devices for monitoring temperature, humidity, and light in storage and exhibit areas.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$5,965 (approved)
$5,965 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012