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Mexic Arte (Austin, TX 78701-3542)
Sylvia Orozco (Project Director: May 2011 to March 2014)
Preservation Assessment and the Purchase of Storage Materials to Preserve Art Collections

Hiring of a conservation consultant who would make recommendations on the purchase of supplies and on procedures for rehousing and moving a collection of historic and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and material culture. The 4,000 objects would be rehoused, packed, and transported to temporary off-site storage in anticipation of building renovations, scheduled to begin in June 2012.

Mexic-Arte Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation and interpretation of Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latino art and culture, seeks funding for the rehousing of its Permanent Collection. The collection includes over 4,000 books and approximately 1,500 works of historic and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and material culture. Items in the collection elaborate on many important themes within the humanities, such as religious transformation in the Americas, social change in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands region, immigration history, the importance of popular culture, and more. In anticipation of the museum building renovation, slated to begin June 2012, the museum needs to properly catalog, package, and transport the entire collection to temporary off-site storage. The goal of the proposed project is to obtain consultation services on proper rehousing procedures and materials.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2012 – 12/31/2013