NEH banner

Funded Projects Query Form
12 matches

Organization name: Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Sort order: Award year, descending

Query elapsed time: 0.062 sec

Save this query
Export results to Excel

PG-51346-11

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Mary Beth Prondzinski (Project Director: May 2010 to July 2012)
Preservation Plan for John Hampson's Insect Mosaics

A conservation assessment and the purchase of a storage cabinet for ten mosaics made during the period 1880 to 1923 by amateur entomologist, engineer, and artist John Hampson. The mosaics are assembled from thousands of moths, butterflies, and colorful beetles and depict historical quilt patterns, events, and persons, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The collection is used to explore the cultural integration of the sciences and the arts and attitudes about design and nature during the late Victorian era and into the early 20th century.

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium seeks $6,000 from the NEH Preservation Assistance Grants program to support the stabilization, assessment, and creation of a detailed conservation plan for its collection of insect mosaics made during the period 1880-1923 by amateur entomologist, engineer, and artist John Hampson. These ten mosaics, meticulously assembled from moths, butterflies, and colorful beetles, depict historical figures and events. They are beloved curiosities in the Museum's exhibition gallery that have come to be known by Museum visitors as "bug art." They are the products of a fertile mind during a period of profound cultural transitions and invite reflection on attitudes about design and nature. The Museum will rehouse these objects and engage objects conservators from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center to produce a conservation treatment plan and introduce Museum staff and collections volunteers to best practices for their housing, handling, and display.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2011 – 7/31/2012


PG-50627-09

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Isobel Patricia Swartz (Project Director: May 2008 to September 2010)
A Preservation Plan for the Balch Collection of Photographic Prints and Archives

A preservation assessment of a photograph collection of the Vermont naturalist and photographer William E. Balch (1854-1919) that includes more than 600 glass-plate negatives and prints mounted in albums.

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium seeks $6,000 to support an assessment and preservation plan for a collection of works and archival materials of William Everard Balch. The Museum proposes to engage conservator Mary Jo Davis to conduct a condition assessment of these materials; produce a report and recommendations for their future housing, conservation, and exhibition; and demonstrate for Museum staff and volunteers re-housing standards for those photographic prints removed from exhibition frames for assessment. Consulting conservator Mary Jo Davis will examine the photographic works, negatives, and documents for signs of deterioration and assess their conservation treatment needs. Part of her assessment will include, for thorough inspection, temporarily removing from their frames those works that were on display for several years. A selection of these will be re-matted and returned to their original frames after inspection.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2009 – 7/31/2010


PA-51129-05

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Isobel Patricia Swartz (Project Director: May 2004 to June 2006)
Preservation Assessment of Art and Archives Collections

A preservation assessment and the purchase of boxes and other supplies to re-house the museum's manuscript papers and watercolor collection of 20th-century German artist, Helmut Siber.

The Fairbanks Museum will produce a preservation plan for works on paper representing the watercolors and archives of internationally known 20th century German painter, Helmut Siber, who lived in northern New England during the 1960’s and early 1970’s and produced a large body of work interpreting the region’s dramatic weather. The Museum seeks to engage a paper conservator to produce a condition assessment of these materials and recommendations for their future housing, conservation, and exhibition. The Museum seeks to enhance public opportunities for study and interpretation of Siber’s work as it pertains to the observation and appreciation of natural phenomena and his evolving ideas on aesthetics, science, and artistic technique.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2005 – 6/30/2006


PA-24263-02

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Charles C. Browne (Project Director: April 2002 to present)
A Preservation Plan for Historic Habitat Dioramas

Consultation with a conservator to develop a preservation plan for the museum's 12 habitat dioramas, which were created by William E. Balch from 1890 to 1919.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2002 – 5/31/2003


PA-23604-00

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Ann Lawless (Project Director: April 2000 to March 2002)
Preservation Assessment and Rehousing of Photograph Collection

A preservation assessment and rehousing of photographic and glass plate negative collections that depict business, social, and landscape history of 19th- and 20th-century Vermont.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$3,693 (approved)
$3,693 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2000 – 8/31/2001


CA-21878-91

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Charles C. Browne (Project Director: May 1990 to November 1995)
Capital and Endowment for Humanities Collections and Programs

To support the endowment of educational programs in the humanities and some renovation costs.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Challenge Grants for Museums

Division:
Challenge Grants

Totals (matching):
$250,000 (offered)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1989 – 7/31/1995


GM-22047-84

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Howard B. Reed (Project Director: November 1983 to October 1990)
Interpretive Exhibition Chronicling Changes in Vermont Forests Wrought by Vermonters from 1763 to the Present

To support implementation of a temporary exhibition addressing regional history, the history of technologies related to Vermont's forest resources and the perceptions, attitudes, values, and lifestyles of Vermonters as they relateto the forest environment.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$45,049 (approved)
$45,049 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1984 – 6/30/1985


ES-*1949-81

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Charles C. Browne (Project Director: April 1981 to October 1990)
DISCOVERING ONE'S PLACE: FIELD STUDIES IN RURAL HISTORY FORTHE INTERMEDIATE GRADES

To support development and implementation of experiential curricula in rural history for students in grades 3-8, utilizing the museum's resources and emphasizing field studies in local communities. Teacher workshops and national dissemination of project results are planned.

Project fields:
Rural Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$31,615 (approved)
$31,615 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1981 – 6/30/1983


GM-*1244-80

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
William G. Brown (Project Director: February 1980 to October 1990)
Vermont's Environments and Livelihoods: The American Experience in Microcosm

To support planning to interpret the Museum's significant regional collections in the context of Vermont's resources, geophysical characteristics, values and aspirations.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$41,805 (approved)
$41,805 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1980 – 4/30/1982


GZ-*1195-79

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
Alexandra Stanton (Project Director: February 1979 to October 1990)
The Renewable Resource Economy of Northeastern Vermont: Past, Present and Future

To involve local youths in activities leading towards an understanding of the history, values, attitudes, skills and social institutions associated with the use of natural resources.

To involve some 2,800 participants in learning about the humanities in order to gain an improved understanding of history, values, and attitudes associated with the use of renewable natural resources; and to encourage these participants to apply these experiences to personal decisions.

Project fields:
Unknown

Program:
Humanities Projects for Youth

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$29,967 (approved)
$29,967 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1979 – 11/30/1980


GM-*0947-78

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
William G. Brown (Project Director: February 1978 to October 1990)
Planning a Regional Center for Science and the Huamnities

No project description available

Project fields:
Unknown

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$34,857 (approved)
$34,857 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 3/31/1980


GM-10483-75

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT 05819)
William G. Brown (Project Director: August 1975 to present)
Futures, Continuing the American Experiment: A Major Bicentennial Exhibition on Alternative American Futures

To provide interpretive materials, devices and objects which will permit Bicentennial visitors to examine; 1) the physical and social limits to the continued application of many existing technologies; 2) the need to choose new technologies and/or lifestyles; 3) the human values and ethical considerations which are related to these choices; and 4) the economic, social and cultural opportunities which could resul+ from a renewal of the "American Experiment".

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$120,000 (approved)
$120,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1975 – 1/31/2013