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PG-52567-15

National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, WY 83002-6825)
James McNutt (Project Director: 05/05/2014 to 09/17/2015)
Jocelyn Boss (Project Director: 09/17/2015 to present)

Implementing New Environmental Monitors: Connecting Wildlife Art with the Living American Landscape

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment to monitor the storage and exhibition conditions of a collection of over 5,000 objects and artworks relating to wildlife in the United States and including works by artists such as Albert Bierdstadt, George Catlin, Georgia O’Keefe, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and Charles M. Russell.  The collections are used in exhibitions and educational programs that focus on community engagement, art appreciation, the natural sciences, western history, and creative writing.  Information gathered through the environmental monitoring program would help inform the planning for upcoming building renovations.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States holds the nation’s singular collection of art depicting wildlife, including: paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculptures, books, and archival and audio-visual material. The Museum inspires appreciation and knowledge of history, art theory and criticism, and clears the path to hearing legendary stories about humanity’s relationship with nature. The collection links artistic depictions of wildlife with the ecology of the living American landscape. The National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States respectfully requests $4,677 to purchase environmental monitoring equipment and a light meter. The environmental monitoring program aims to: 1) identify risks and establish a baseline of current conditions for conservation records; 2) establish zones that meet the needs of specific collection materials, loans, and human comfort while achieving energy savings; 3) align with current climate and lighting guidelines for museums.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Arts, Other

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$4,677 (approved)
$4,677 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2015 – 6/30/2016