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Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE 19807-2106)
Theresa R. Snyder (Project Director: October 2007 to present)

Hagley Collections Storage Project

Installation of a climate control system, purchase and installation of storage furniture, and renovations to the Hagley Museum Hall of Records to improve conditions for its artifact and library collections on economic and business history.

The Hagley Museum and Library holds significant collections documenting the history of American enterprise Hagley stores these important museum and library collections, in part, in the Hall of Records where more than 80% of the building does not enjoy appropriate preservation climate controls. The focus for this grant is for the preservation of these important collections with a focus to stabilize the Hall of Records for appropriate storage. The necessary work includes extensive measures of water diversion, environmental systems and controls, interior modifications, a new roof, and museum storage equipment. This construction project in total will costs a minimum of five million dollars. During the grant period the project will realize expenses of $2,568,499 of which Hagley seeks $600,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Stabilization Grants

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$450,000 (approved)
$450,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 12/31/2009