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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

City of Ontario (Ontario, CA 91764-4196)
Theresa E. Hanley
PF-50021-10
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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

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

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

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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