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Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL 33480-4037)
Janel Trull (Project Director: 05/05/2014 to present)

Improved UV Light Filtration for Whitehall’s Historic Collections

This grant will support the removal of deteriorating window film and the purchase of upgraded Vista 28 window film for installation on 742 oversized panes of glass in five of Whitehall’s historic first floor rooms: the Grand Hall, Library, Music Room, Drawing Room, and Billiard Room. Whitehall, a National Historic Landmark, was the winter home of Henry Flagler, founding partner of Standard Oil, builder of the Florida East Coast Railway, and the inventor of Modern Florida. This project helps to fulfill preventive conservation recommendations made by the Furniture Conservator who completed the Museum’s 2011-12 Detailed Furniture Survey. The goal is to greatly improve UV light filtration and preserve extensive conservation and restoration already completed during decades of facilities and collections projects, ensuring that the Museum’s historic interiors and collections of artwork, documents, and furniture will be protected from South Florida’s intense sunlight.

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Project fields:
Cultural History; U.S. History; U.S. Regional Studies

Preservation Assistance Grants

Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
3/1/2015 – 8/31/2016