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GI-50506-12

National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN 38103-4214)
Barbara Andrews (Project Director: January 2012 to present)

Renovation of the Lorraine Motel Permanent Exhibits

Implementation of a new 14,500-square-foot permanent exhibition on the history of African American efforts to gain freedom and equality and the interpretation of the Lorraine Motel historic site at the National Civil Rights Museum.

The Lorraine Civil Rights Museum Foundation, dba National Civil Rights Museum, has embarked upon its first-ever major renovation project, the cornerstone of which is the renovation of aging, yet still powerful original static exhibits that in 1991 was one of the first to examine the comprehensive three century history of America's civil rights movement through then current scholarship and state-of-the-art techniques. Outdoor exhibits will be added to provide contextual content on Memphis and this historic site where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the assassinated for museum visitors and for those who view the site. These 20-year old permanent exhibit will be completely renovated with new design, interpretation based upon new scholarship since the museum opened and new technology. The current episodic timeline and iconic 3-dimensional elements, such as the Montgomery Bus and Sit-In Lunch counter will be retained. Our exhibits will be more engaging, less dense and more interactive.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$352,000 (approved)
$352,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2012 – 3/31/2014


CZ-50252-11

National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN 38103-4214)
Barbara Andrews (Project Director: February 2010 to present)

Lorraine Endowment Fund for the Humanities

Endowment for enhanced programming to promote greater understanding of the American civil rights movement.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Special Initiatives

Division:
Challenge Grants

Total amount offered:
$750,000

Grant period:
9/1/2009 – 7/31/2016


PA-51671-06

National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN 38103-4214)
Tracy Lauritzen Wright (Project Director: May 2005 to February 2006)
Barbara Andrews (Project Director: February 2006 to present)

Audiovisual Collections Preservation Assessment and Training

A preservation assessment of 1,100 items in the museum's moving image collection created during the past 60 years and documenting the Civil Rights era in the United States.

The National Civil Rights Museum will contract with Amigos Library Services to conduct a preservation assessment of the museum’s audio-visual collections, specifically our collection of moving images. The assessment will produce recommendations for the following: § Short-term actions to improve storage conditions including physical plant recommendations and management of limited storage space. § Equipment and software recommendations for optimal documentation and preservation of audio-visual collections § Long-term plan for refreshment of media types, long-term storage recommendations Three members of the museum’s collections management staff will attend two training sessions between January 2006 and June 2007.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$3,920 (approved)
$3,920 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2006 – 3/31/2008