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Organization name: Abbe
Program: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections*
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PF-50351-13

Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0286)
Julia Clark (Project Director: December 2012 to July 2016)
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.

The Abbe Museum requests a one-year, $305,200 grant award in support of its Implementing Sustainability Strategies for the Abbe Museum’s Collections Environment project. The goal of the project is to implement three recommendations presented in the NEH-funded Environmental Improvements Report submitted by Watson & Henry Associates and Tuckerbrook Conservation in January 2012. Specifically, a grant award would fund replacement/improvement of the Abbe Museum’s exhibit lighting system, dehumidification system, and chiller in order to meet environmental preservation targets as well as implement economically and environmentally sustainable approaches to the building environment.

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Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$220,000 (approved)
$220,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2013 – 3/31/2016


PF-50034-10

Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor, ME 04609-0286)
Julia Clark (Project Director: December 2009 to March 2013)
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.

As a collecting institution, the Abbe Museum focuses on Maine's four Native American tribes: the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, and Maliseet, collectively known as the Wabanaki. Operating from two public facilities, the Abbe Museum's mission is to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit. The Museum's collections, exhibitions, and programs focus on Native American traditions in Maine and explore the broader Native American experience, past and present. The Abbe Museum requests a one-year grant award in support of its "Planning for the Sustainability of the Abbe Museum's Collections Environment" project. The goals of the project are to review the current climate control systems, review and re-identify appropriate standards for exhibition and storage environments, and determine if the system can be re-engineered or altered to meet the new environmental preservation standards, as well as implement "green" approaches to the building environment.

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Project fields:
Anthropology

Program:
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2010 – 12/31/2012