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Historic New England (Boston, MA 02114-2702)
Julie A. Solz
PF-50378-14
Historic New England Haverhill Center Environment and Storage Project

Improved storage of Historic New England's decorative art and household furnishing collections through the creation of a room-within-a-room storage pod in the museum's centralized collections and conservation center. Some 22,000 artifacts that document everyday life in New England would be rehoused in a mobile high density storage system within the pod, which will be designed to efficiently maintain environmental conditions for the collections.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2016

Columbia College, Chicago (Chicago, IL 60605-1900)
Jan Chindlund
PF-50343-13
Columbia College Chicago Archival Environment Planning Project

Assessment and planning to ensure sustainable environmental conditions in a newly acquired 1972 building that would house the collections of the Center for Black Music Research and Columbia College Chicago Archives. The collections include 11,000 sound recordings, 4,500 scores and sheet music, 109 archival collections, and 5,000 books and dissertations that document the history of black music around the world.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $38,009
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN 55102-1903)
Shengyin Xu
PF-50350-13
Interdisciplinary Planning for Energy-Efficient Cold Storage

An interdisciplinary study of energy-efficient cold storage options for film, magnetic media, and microfilm collections related to the history of Minnesota.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor, ME 04609)
Julia Clark
PF-50351-13
Implementing Sustainability Strategies for the Abbe Museum’s Collections Environment

The implementation of environmental improvements, consisting of upgrades to the climate control and lighting systems, for a museum that collects, preserves, and exhibits ethnographic and historic material relating to the four tribes of central Maine, collectively known as the Wabanaki. The collections, dating from 12,000 years ago to the present, include archaeological materials from sites around the state, works of contemporary Native American artists, and the library and archival collection of the museum's founder, Dr. Robert Abbe.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $220,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Jennifer E. Hain Teper
PF-50357-13
Providing Sustainable Climate Control for the Archives Research Center at the University of Illinois

An implementation project to install new climate control and fire suppression systems for the university's Archives Research Center, which holds a diverse collection of primary source materials for the study of American music, academic student life, the history of commercial advertising, and numerous other subjects.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2016

Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA 01609-3196)
Rita Albertson
PF-50362-13
Collections Sustainable Storage Initiative

Planning for sustainable storage solutions and upgrading of climate control systems to improve preservation of and access to an encyclopedic collection of 35,000 works of art that span the world's cultures, with highlights in ancient art of the Mediterranean and the Americas, American and European painting, Asian art, decorative arts, and works on paper.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA 01609-2280)
Kathleen A. Markees
PF-50364-13
Creating a Sustainable Environment to Preserve Access to Humanities, Innovation, and STEM Education Collections at WPI

A partial renovation of the Special Collections wing of the George C. Gordon Library at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, which holds a diverse collection of business records, personal papers, and rare books relating to the history of industry and technical education in the United States. The proposed activities will improve environmental conditions by isolating air handling from the main library building's system, enhancing extant fire protection systems, and installing a new environmental control (HVAC) system for the special collections.

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94720-1501)
Lucinda Barnes
PF-50365-13
Providing a Cold Storage Unit for Preserving the Pacific Film Archive

An implementation project for the purchase and construction of a cold storage unit housing selected portions of the Pacific Film Archive, a collection of over 16,000 films focusing primarily on the cinematic history of the Pacific Rim.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA 19103-3721)
Harry Philbrick
PF-50371-13
Collections and Archives Storage Improvements Planning Project

A planning grant to assess the environmental conditions for a collection of 12,000 works of American art spanning more than 250 years.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

George Eastman House (Rochester, NY 14607)
Ralph Wiegandt
PF-50373-13
Comprehensive Environmental Assessment

A comprehensive environmental assessment of the George Eastman House, which contains materials related to the history and technology of still and moving images. The museum would develop a plan to improve care of its collections in environmentally and economically sustainable ways. The applicant requests an additional $10,000 to implement recommendations made by the project team.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 11/1/2013 – 10/31/2014

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA 94102-4522)
Jill Sterrett
PF-50381-13
Furnishing Sustainable Photography Storage

The purchase of storage furniture for the museum's 16,000-item photography collection, which spans the history of the medium from 1839 to the present day. The majority of the collections, which include representations of European and American modernism, surrealism, the avant-garde, Western landscape, and Japanese photography, would be housed in a vault adjacent to a new photography study center. This center would be established in a new building designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. A cold storage vault would also be created to protect a growing collection of color photography.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI 48202)
Terry Birkett
PF-50390-13
Detroit Institute of Arts Storage Upgrade and Rehousing Proposal

Renovation of four art storage rooms at the Detroit Institute of Arts, to house works of Asian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Oceanic art, and American, Canadian, African American, and modern and contemporary furniture.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem, Inc. (New York, NY 10031-1896)
Judy Tyrus
PF-50394-13
Dance Theatre of Harlem Planning Grant for DTH Archival Preservation Plan

The commissioning and delivery of a comprehensive preservation plan that will assess and identify cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions for the optimal preservation environment and conditions for on-site archival materials in the Everett Center for the Performing Arts, which holds the Dance Theatre of Harlem's collections on the history of modern dance in the United States. An additional $9,000 will support upgrades to the current Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system and to the lighting.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $49,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 7/31/2014

Rochester Museum and Science Center (Rochester, NY 14607-2101)
Kathryn E. Murano
PF-50396-13
Developing Intentional Collections Storage

A planning grant to develop sustainable and efficient storage in a basement storage area for a portion of the museum's 1.2 million objects documenting Western New York's historical, natural, cultural, and technological heritage.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA 90263-0002)
Mark S. Roosa
PF-50401-13
Pepperdine University Libraries Sustainable Preservation Environment Project

Planning for temperature and humidity control, lighting and energy usage, and sustainable architectural design for the holdings at Pepperdine University Libraries Special Collections, including materials on the history of American religion, the history of the university, and the history of southern California.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $32,735
Grant period: 11/1/2013 – 10/31/2014

Historic Charleston Foundation (Charleston, SC 29402-1120)
Brandy Sommers Culp
PF-50409-13
Climate Assessment for the Aiken-Rhett House Museum Collection

A yearlong planning project to provide for a sustainable means of managing the interior environment of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum for the long-term preservation of the collections and the historic interior finishes. The Aiken-Rhett House, c. 1820, managed by the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF), is a rare example of a nearly intact, 19th-century urban townhouse complex, containing original objects and finishes in the main house and dependency buildings. The proposed study would use targeted monitoring techniques to measure temperature, relative humidity, dew point temperature, and air speed throughout the house. The resulting information would provide key insights into the deterioration of the architectural fabric of the house and the exhibited collections. The planning team would provide recommendations for more effective light control (guidelines for operating window shades, windows, and doors), natural ventilation, and minimal heating, as well as improvements to existing pest control protocols and periodic dehumidification.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 11/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum Association (Monhegan, ME 04852)
Jennifer Pye
PF-50410-13
Planning for a Sustainable Preservation Environment

Planning for improved environmental conditions to protect a collection of art, photography, and material culture that chronicles the history of Monhegan Island, Maine, ranging from early Native American fishing sites to an art colony that has flourished from the mid-1800s to the present. The planning team would investigate non-mechanical options for reducing humidity and improving conditions in the historic Lighthouse Keeper's House and the Gallery, the museum's seasonal display facilities, and optimize the existing climate control systems in the off-season storage vaults to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $25,500
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 2/28/2015

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Eunice Haugen
PF-50252-12
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Space Planning: The Final Frontier

A planning grant to develop options for an efficient environmental system to preserve 12,950 historic textiles and pieces of apparel from around the world housed in the university's museum of design.

We seek funding to plan a process of renovating and refurbishing the Goldstein Museum of Design's (GMD's) largest collection storage area, which houses textiles and non-label historic costume (apparel). The plan would be used to prepare to seek funding for implementation of the renovation and re-housing of objects stored in this storage space. We estimate this planning to take one year, beginning in the fall of 2012. As a part of this plan, the museum staff, environmental engineer, textile conservator and the UMN facilities manager would assess the museum's environmental systems, set points and policies that address the balance of environmental preservation (reducing one's carbon footprint) and create a sustainable climate in which the artifacts can be stored and preserved for generations to come. The 1,255 square feet collection storage area that will be the subject of our planning is home to 13,000 objects or approximately 45% of the collection.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $31,068
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Juneau-Douglas City Museum (Juneau, AK 99801)
Jane Lindsey
PF-50253-12
An Energy-Efficient Climate Control System for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum

An implementation project to purchase and install a heating, humidity, and ventilation system to improve the preservation environment for a collection of art, artifacts, and historic documents and photographs relating to the history of the city of Juneau.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $275,000
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Moravian Archives, Bethlehem (Bethlehem, PA 18018-2757)
Paul M. Peucker
PF-50255-12
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The Moravian Archives Storage Renovation Project

An implementation project involving the purchase of storage furniture, the replacement of lighting fixtures, and the rehousing of more than 100 art works and 450 ethnographic objects and textiles documenting the history of the Moravian Church in North America from the 18th century to the present.

The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pa., (MAB), requests an implementation grant of $148,085 to renovate the storage space in the facility's larger vault in order to improve storage conditions of its multifaceted collections related to the Moravian Church in North America, detailing the history of this important transatlantic religious group from the 18th century to the present. Specific project renovations would include 1) the installation of compact, moveable shelving, 2) installation of a hanging storage system for framed materials, 3) re-housing of object collection into acid-free boxes, and 4) replacement of outdated fluorescent lighting with new energy-efficient lighting outfitted with UV filtering sleeves. These improvements would address many goals outlined in recent preservation assessments, and would ensure the preservation and continued access to MAB collections.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $148,085
Grant period: 11/1/2012 – 6/30/2013

Northern Kentucky University W. Frank Steely Library (Highland Heights, KY 41076)
Lois Hamill
PF-50256-12
W. Frank Steely Library Special Collections & Archives Sustainable Preservation Environment Planning Project

A planning project for a sustainable preservation environment for three special collections that focus on the history and culture of northern Kentucky and the university's archives.

The W. Frank Steely Library, Eva G. Farris Special Collections & Schlachter University Archives (SC&A), at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) requests $40,000 plus an additional $10,000 for recommended activities for a National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections planning grant. This would fund the next phase of a comprehensive plan to create and maintain a sustainable preservation environment for the long term protection of its collections. This planning grant project would result in the evaluation of the SC&A’s existing environmental climate and performance characteristics and operational practices related to the current HVAC system servicing the Archives. The results would drive a plan to develop a sustainable preservation environment with specific steps for improved operation, effectiveness and energy efficiency. The project would be a collaborative effort of Steely SC&A personnel, NKU’s Facilities Management division, and preservation research experts from the Image Permanence Institute.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Wilderstein Preservation (Rhinebeck, NY 12572)
Duane A. Watson
PF-50259-12
Planning for a Sustainable Preservation Environment in the Wilderstein Mansion

A planning project to identify ways to create and maintain sustainable environmental conditions in Wilderstein, a historic house museum with collections of fine and decorative arts, manuscript materials, books, photographs, maps, deeds, sheet music, and architectural and landscape drawings that were acquired and preserved by four generations of the Suckley family who lived in the house from 1852 to 1991.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 8/31/2014

Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
Sandra Lynn Olsen
PF-50260-12
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Anthropology Collection Storage Improvement and Sustainability Planning for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

A planning project for improved storage and environmental controls in the museum's annex building, which houses a large anthropological and ethnological collection representing North, Central, and South American cultures, as well as those of Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $39,521
Grant period: 12/1/2012 – 11/30/2013

Winterthur Museum (Winterthur, DE 19735)
Lois O. Price
PF-50265-12
Winterthur Sustainable Preservation Environment Project

An implementation project to improve the management of environmental conditions for the protection of the museum's collections, which include nearly 90,000 fine and decorative arts objects made or used in America between 1640 and 1860. A new climate control and integrated monitoring system would be installed in the museum, galleries, and research library, improving the collection environments in more energy-efficient ways.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Williamsburg, VA 23187)
Patricia Silence
PF-50269-12
Evaluation of Mechanical and Control Systems Serving the Art Museums at Colonial Williamsburg

A planning project to evaluate climate control and lighting systems in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, which house collections of fine and decorative art objects made or used in America or Great Britain between 1680 and 1830, and folk art holdings of paintings, sculpture, carvings, textiles, and pottery crafted by minimally trained and untrained American artists between the early 18th century and the present. The aim of the project is to identify the best methods to meet preservation goals, while doing so in energy-efficient and cost-effective ways.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 2/28/2014

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (Washington, DC 19140)
Karen L. Daly
PF-50272-12
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Interdisciplinary Assessment and Plan for an Energy Efficient HVAC System for Dumbarton House

Planning for sustainable environmental conditions to preserve humanities collections in Dumbarton House, a Federal period historic house museum with holdings of furniture, fine and decorative arts, household goods, clothing and textiles, as well as books, manuscripts, and maps that document the history of Georgetown and Washington, D.C., in the early 1800s.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $37,965
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

State of Georgia, Office of Secretary of State (Morrow, GA 30260-1101)
Christopher M. Davidson
PF-50274-12
Sustaining Georgia's Historical Records

An implementation project to upgrade environmental control and lighting systems to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs, while improving preservation environments for government records and manuscripts documenting nearly three centuries of Georgia's history and culture.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $122,147
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2015

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Brian Kraft
PF-50290-12
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LED Lighting Project

An implementation project to upgrade the current lighting system by replacing halogen with LED bulbs in galleries that exhibit light-sensitive works, including prints and drawings, textiles, African, Asian, and Native American art.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $60,415
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 6/30/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Daniel De Simone
PF-50296-12
Folger Sustainable Preservation Environment Project

An implementation project to improve environmental conditions in the library's storage facility and reading room containing 256,000 books; 75,000 rare manuscripts; 250,000 playbills; 50,000 prints, photographs and drawings; and audiovisual materials, all of which pertain to the literature, history, and art of Shakespeare and the Elizabethan period.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 12/31/2016

Stearns History Museum (St. Cloud, MN 56301)
Charlene Akers
PF-50297-12
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Environmental Systems for the Archives of the Stearns County Historical Society, Inc.

An implementation project to install a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for the museum's archival storage area, which contains 1,300 linear feet of documents and business records; over 500,000 photographic images; 1,800 taped oral histories; and 400 architectural blueprints documenting the history of the central Minnesota region.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $33,503
Grant period: 2/1/2013 – 6/30/2013

Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390)
Amy M. McColl
PF-50306-12
Swarthmore College Special Collections Preservation Planning Project

A planning project to evaluate environmental conditions and climate control systems and to develop recommendations for sustainable preservation strategies for the college's special collections: the Friends Historical Library, the Peace Collection, and the McCabe Library Rare Book Room.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $32,000
Grant period: 9/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Albuquerque Museum Foundation (Albuquerque, NM 87194-7006)
Steven Pettit
PF-50315-12
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The Albuquerque Museum Storage and Environmental Consulting Project

A planning project for improved environmental conditions and storage for a diverse collection of 25,000 Native American, Spanish Colonial, and Anglo-American objects and documents relating to the history and art of the Rio Grande Valley and the Albuquerque area.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $18,378
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 6/30/2013

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3827)
Daniel F. Bleemke
PF-50319-12
Building Automation System replacement

An implementation project to install a new building automation system that would enable more effective control and continuous monitoring of environmental conditions for the protection of the museum's collection of 90,000 works of art. The collection includes significant holdings of European and American works on paper, African art, Asian art, American fine and decorative arts, and European and American modern and contemporary works.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver, CO 80205)
Stephen E. Nash
PF-50321-12
Sustainably Rehousing the Denver Museum of Nature & Science American Ethnology Collection

The purchase of up to 135 custom-designed cabinets to house a portion of the 21,996 Native American cultural artifacts in the American Ethnology Collection, which would be relocated to a new state-of-the-art Rocky Mountain Science Collections Center in the fall of 2013.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science seeks a $349,059 Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections implementation grant to purchase 135 cabinets in which to sustainably re-house the nationally significant American Ethnology Collection (AEC) in the Rocky Mountain Science Collections Center (RMSCC). Currently under construction and on target for LEED-Platinum certification, the RMSCC is scheduled for completion in fall 2013. Energy sources will include a ground source heat pump, solar-heated hot water, and a photovoltaic array. Systems will provide sustainable preservation. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system will buffer temperature and humidity fluctuations. Cabinets will be installed on mobile carriages to maximize efficiency. Energy efficient lights will be controlled by occupation sensors and timers. Concentric zones of increased security will protect the collection from theft. Cabinets will provide a final buffer against threats to the AEC.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2017

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA 19130)
Sara Jane (Sally) Elk
PF-50322-12
Evaluation of Potential Collection Storage Areas at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.

A planning project to determine storage solutions for 2,600 artifacts and 1,300 publications, archival records, photographs, and oral history recordings of prison life dating from the late 18th to mid-20th centuries.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Litchfield Historical Society (Litchfield, CT 06759)
Jessica Jenkins
PF-50139-11
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Improving Environmental Conditions to Preserve Collections

An implementation project to improve environmental conditions in the society's 1901 Noyes building, the primary exhibition space for fine and decorative arts, furniture, textiles, and other historical artifacts that document the history of Litchfield. The building envelope would be tightened to minimize air and water penetration; energy-efficient LED lighting, climate controls, and an energy management system would be installed, along with compact shelving for the storage of collections.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $320,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2013

Rhode Island Historical Society (Providence, RI 02906-1012)
Christiana Morgan Grefe
PF-50152-11
Environmental and Security Upgrades to Preserve Library Collections

An implementation project to install a sustainable environmental control system and make building improvements and security upgrades to preserve collections documenting the history of Rhode Island from pre-European contact to the present.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 6/30/2015

Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT 06103)
Linda Roth
PF-50157-11
Preserving American and European Furniture and Decorative Arts

Implementation of improved storage for the museum's American and European furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, and sculpture. These 12,600 objects would be rehoused in new storage furniture in the basement of the Morgan building, which would be reconfigured to provide a secure zone with improved climate control, security, fire protection, and lighting systems.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $325,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 2/28/2014

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305)
Michael A. Keller
PF-50169-11
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Planning: Upgrading Climate Control to Preserve Audiovisual Collections

A planning project to provide stable temperature and relative humidity to the storage areas of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, which possesses over 350,000 music and spoken sound items with strengths in jazz, opera, symphonic chamber music, and oral histories.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $39,508
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 11/30/2012

University of Texas, Arlington (Arlington, TX 76019-9800)
Ann Hodges
PF-50176-11
Creating Cold Storage Vault to Preserve Archival Collections Related to Texas History

Construction of a cold storage vault for approximately 5 million photographic negatives held by the library's special collections department providing a visual record of the history and culture of Texas from the late 19th century to the present.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $300,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2015

Museum of Northern Arizona (Flagstaff, AZ 86001)
Elaine R. Hughes
PF-50204-11
Purchase Compactor Shelving and Acid-Free Supplies for Preserving Archival Collections

An implementation project involving the purchase of storage furniture and supplies to consolidate and rehouse 3,566 linear feet of anthropological archives currently held in several locations on the museum's campus.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $139,858
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2014

Springfield Library and Museums Association (Springfield, MA 01103-1733)
Heather Haskell
PF-50208-11
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Improving Climate Control to Preserve Collections of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum

The purchase and installation of climate modification equipment in a 19th-century historic building that houses unique art of the collector George Walter Vincent Smith, including Japanese armor, Tiffany glass, Chinese cloisonné, Middle Eastern textiles and carpets, and 19th-century American paintings.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $320,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2012

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT 06105)
Katherine Kane
PF-50212-11
Preserving Collections in the 1871 Harriet Beecher Stowe House

An implementation project to improve conditions in the 1871 Harriet Beecher Stowe House where household furnishings, paintings, drawings, and decorative art items created or acquired by Stowe are exhibited and stored. A water mist fire suppression system would be installed, the thermal performance of the building envelope would be improved, climate control would be upgraded and extended throughout the house, and light control strategies would be implemented.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $235,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 12/31/2016

Museum of New Mexico Foundation (Santa Fe, NM 87504)
Mark Giles MacKenzie
PF-50215-11
Planning: Environmental and Lighting Systems, Museum of International Folk Art and the New Mexico Museum of Art

A planning project to explore energy-efficient strategies for the care of collections at the Museum of International Folk Art, which holds one of the largest collections of folk art in the world, and the New Mexico Museum of Art, with a collection of late 19th- and 20th-century art of the Southwest.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 8/1/2012 – 7/31/2013

Museo de Arte de Ponce (Ponce, PR )
Angel Santiago
PF-50224-11
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Purchase Storage Furniture to Preserve Collections

The purchase and installation of high-density mobile storage equipment for the Museum's collection of 1,259 three-dimensional objects, which include 19th-century Western sculpture, pre-Columbian Caribbean cultural artifacts, and modern Puerto Rican folk art.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $149,800
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (Cedar Rapids, IA 52404)
Stefanie Kohn
PF-50231-11
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Purchasing Storage Furniture to Rehouse and Make Collections Accessible

An implementation project to purchase storage furniture and environmental and light monitoring equipment to preserve library and artifact collections on the history and culture of Czech and Slovak immigrants and their descendants in the United States.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 8/31/2013

Town of Winchester (Winchester, MA 01890-2706)
Mary Ellen Lannon
PF-50233-11
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Planning: Archival Storage in the Historic Sanborn House

Planning for the renovation of an archives storage facility in the historic Sanborn House to better preserve the Town of Winchester's historical collections of maps, photographs, publications, artifacts, and legal and genealogical records.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $35,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Larry Hicks
PF-50010-10
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Henry Ford Estate Powerhouse Heating System Replacement

An implementation project to install a new heating system and other improvements to help preserve the collections housed in the Power House facility at the Henry Ford Estate-Fair Lane, home of American industrialist Henry Ford and his family.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $350,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Janet Elaine Gertz
PF-50011-10
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Sustaining the Rare and Special Collections of Burke Theological Library

A planning project to analyze and recommend improvements to environmental conditions in the rare book and special collections area of the Union Theological Seminary's Burke Library, a repository documenting the history of Christianity and Western religions from the medieval era to the present.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $35,900
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Frick Collection (New York, NY 10021)
Joseph Godla
PF-50013-10
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Creating a Preservation Environment for Renaissance Limoges Enamels

The creation of a preservation environment for a collection of Renaissance Limoges painted enamels that are exhibited in two historic display cases built by architect John Russell Pope.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $99,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0001)
Richard V. Szary
PF-50017-10
Fire Protection for Special Collections at the University of North Carolina

An implementation project to install a fire suppression system in the University's Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, a repository concentrating especially on Southern history and culture.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 4/30/2013

City of Ontario (Ontario, CA 91764-4196)
Theresa E. Hanley
PF-50021-10
Developing a Master Preservation Plan for Collections at the Museum of History and Art

A planning project leading to sustainable strategies for preserving a collection housed in a historic building, consisting of artifacts on the material and social history of Southern California.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Janis Angela Tomlinson
PF-50028-10
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University of Delaware Museums: Planning for Consolidated and Sustainable Collections

Planning for reallocation of space to improve energy consumption and environmental conditions for the care, storage, and preservation of a diverse collection of over 12,000 paintings, photographs, and art objects.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $39,970
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 7/31/2011

Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor, ME 04609)
Julia Clark
PF-50034-10
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Planning for a Sustainable Preservation Environment for Collections

Planning for sustainable environmental conditions to protect the museum's ethnographic and archaeological collections, which focus on the history of Native Americans in Maine.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Historic New England (Boston, MA 02114-2702)
John D. Childs
PF-50035-10
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Developing a Master Plan for Environmental Improvements and Energy Conservation

Planning for sustainable environmental conditions in a centralized collection storage facility that houses nearly half of Historic New England's 110,000-item collection of decorative arts and household furnishings.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 10/31/2010

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL 61820-6903)
Jennifer E. Hain Teper
PF-50036-10
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Developing an Energy Efficient and Sustainable HVAC System at the Archives Research Center

A planning project for improved climate control and the installation of a fire suppression system for the Archives Research Center vault, which houses extensive collections on American musical culture, national cultural and educational organizations, and the history and administration of the University of Illinois.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $11,867
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Stephen C. Enniss
PF-50048-10
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Folger Sustainable Preservation Environment Project

A planning project to develop sustainable environmental controls for one of the world's leading repositories of materials on Shakespeare and early modern European history and culture.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

Litchfield Historical Society (Litchfield, CT 06759)
Catherine K. Fields
PF-50068-10
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Developing an Environmental Management Strategy for Collections

A planning project to develop strategies for managing environmental conditions for collections related to Connecticut and American history and culture that are housed in four historic buildings.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $39,500
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 1/31/2012

Friends of the Middle Border, Inc. (Mitchell, SD 57301-7901)
Lori Holmberg
PF-50074-10
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Improved Environmental Controls for the Dakota Discovery Museum

An implementation project to modify environmental conditions in a museum housing a collection of art and artifacts that document the history of North and South Dakota and the region.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $11,054
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 5/31/2012

Newark Museum (Newark, NJ 07102-3109)
David May
PF-50077-10
Installing a Fire Alarm System to Protect the Museum's Art Collections

Installation of a fire alarm system in the museum's North Wing, which contains permanent galleries for American and Asian art, as well as storage for metals, jewelry, works of art on paper, furniture, and textiles.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $175,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 6/30/2014

Public Museum of West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5371)
Marilyn K. Merdzinski
PF-50078-10
Improving Climate Control in the Museum's Main Exhibition Building

An implementation project to install new automated control equipment for the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system in a museum focusing on the history and culture of Grand Rapids and its surrounding region.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $222,390
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

Preservation Society of Newport County (Newport, RI 02840)
Charles Jeffers Moore
PF-50079-10
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Feasibility Study for the Use of Geothermal Climate Modification at The Breakers

A planning project to explore the use of geothermal energy to improve interior environmental conditions for a collection of Gilded Age art and furnishings located in The Breakers.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $27,848
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 4/30/2011

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum (Chicago, IL 60605-2403)
Jennifer E. Brand
PF-50084-10
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Planning Storage Improvements for the Historical Collections

A planning project leading to recommendations for improving the storage of a collection of artifacts related to the history of astronomy, maritime history, and related fields.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

American Precision Museum, Inc. (Windsor, VT 05089-1312)
Ann Lawless
PF-50087-10
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Improving Environmental Conditions for Historical Collections

A planning project to explore passive and mechanized methods for managing humidity levels in a National Landmark museum building that houses a collection of historic machine tools, documenting the history of precision manufacturing in the United States.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $25,348
Grant period: 11/1/2010 – 11/30/2011

Samish Indian Nation (Anacortes, WA 98221-0217)
Jason Ticknor
PF-50088-10
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Planning for the Future: Professional Evaluation of the Samish Indian Nation's Archival Storage Facility

A planning project to improve environmental conditions at the Samish Archives and Cultural Resource Department, which holds the historical and legal records of the tribe.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $5,957
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Laura D'Alessandro
PF-50089-10
Rehousing Metal Artifacts of the Oriental Institute

The purchase of storage cabinetry and supplies to house a collection of 10,433 metal objects from the Near East dating from the early Bronze Age through the Islamic period.

Project fields: Archaeology
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $306,507
Grant period: 11/1/2010 – 9/30/2013

Frelinghuysen Morris Foundation (Lenox, MA 01240-5256)
Kinney Frelinghuysen
PF-50094-10
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Planning for Sustainable Environmental Conditions to Preserve Collections

Planning for sustainable environmental conditions to preserve the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio and its collection of modernist art, sculpture, film and photographs, furniture, letters, and other materials from the estate of artists George L. K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $36,265
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA 02215-3631)
Peter Drummey
PF-50097-10
Improving Security for American History Collections

An implementation project to install an updated security system in a research library holding extensive collections of American history materials.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $351,784
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 7/31/2013

Genesee Country Village and Museum (Mumford, NY 14511)
Patricia M. Tice
PF-50124-10
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Creating a Sustainable and Energy Efficient Storage Space for Art and Artifacts of Western New York

An implementation project to create an energy-efficient storage facility for the history and art collections of the Genesee Country Village and Museum Art Gallery.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $400,000
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2013

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