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PB-275334-20

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc. (Miami, FL 33129-2831)
Remko Jansonius (Project Director: May 2020 to present)
Coronavirus Emergency Relief to Retain Humanities Staff

The proposed project will provide emergency relief to the applicant to enable it to maintain and hire humanities positions that are in jeopardy as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The proposed activities are short-term projects that emphasize retaining and hiring humanities staff in the applicant's Collections & Curatorial Affairs Department.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (P&A)

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$190,000 (approved)
$190,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 12/31/2020


PB-261324-18

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc. (Miami, FL 33129-2831)
Lauren Hall (Project Director: January 2018 to October 2018)
Remko Jansonius (Project Director: October 2018 to September 2019)
Preserving Vizcaya’s Barge: Addressing Damage from Hurricane Irma - Phase I

The costs associated with retrieving and cleaning the architectural and sculptural elements of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens that are submerged in Biscayne Bay due to Hurricane Irma, as well as contracting with a conservation firm to repair and restore a broken Calder statue that was also damaged during the storm.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens requests a $30,000 NEH Chairman’s Emergency grant to recover architectural and decorative sculptural elements from the Barge—a boat-shaped breakwater—that were toppled into Biscayne Bay by Hurricane Irma’s powerful storm surge. Additionally, grant funds will be used to repair one of these damaged sculptural elements—a herm designed by American artist Alexander Stirling Calder (1870-1945). These efforts will begin the restoration process for this significant and emblematic part of Vizcaya’s collections and vital barrier that protects the Main House and its art, furnishings and decorative objects.

Project fields:
Architecture; Archival Management and Conservation; Art History and Criticism; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (P&A)

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2018 – 3/31/2019


PG-52292-14

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc. (Miami, FL 33129-2831)
Remko Jansonius (Project Director: May 2013 to April 2015)
Purchase of Data Loggers for Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

The purchase of dataloggers that would enable the museum to better understand the environmental conditions in the Gilded Age home built between 1914 and 1922 for American businessman James Deering (1858-1925). The collections at Vizcaya, which is a National Historic Landmark, include Renaissance tapestries, ancient Roman sculptures, Chinese ceramics, Rococo furniture, European paintings, along with nearly 1,000 linear feet of archival collections including photographs, correspondence, blueprints, and financial records related to the construction and management of the estate.

The Vizcayans requests a $6,000 grant to purchase 20 PEM2 data loggers to strengthen environmental monitoring and data analysis activities for Vizcaya Museum and Gardens' interior and archival collections. Vizcaya is a historic house museum and its interior collections consist of more than 2,500 objects that were acquired in the 1910s to build, furnish and decorate this Gilded Age estate. Representing 3 continents and spanning 2,000 years, the interior collections include ancient Roman sculptures, Renaissance tapestries, Chinese ceramics and Rococo furniture. Vizcaya's archives contain over 35,000 photographs and documents, the vast majority of which date to the estate's construction. The analysis of data collected via these loggers will enable Vizcaya to further strengthen preservation activities. Moreover, the collection of accurate environmental data is critical as Vizcaya plans to replace its aging HVAC system and make improvements to the envelopes of its historic buildings.

Project fields:
Arts, Other; History, Other; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015


PG-50494-09

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc. (Miami, FL 33129-2831)
Gina Wouters (Project Director: May 2008 to August 2009)
Preservation Assessment of Works on Paper at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

The hiring of a consultant to assess the individual storage and preservation needs of forty works of art on paper. Grant funds would also be used to purchase basic preservation supplies as recommended by the consultant.

The Vizcayans is requesting a grant in the amount of $3,874 on behalf of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens to assess the storage and preservation needs of the Museum's collection of approximately 40 works on paper. These works - the majority of which were purchased by Vizcaya's creator, James Deering, during the construction of the estate in the 1910s - represent a diverse range of media and styles, including Japanese woodcut prints, Art Nouveau lithographs, etchings, and watercolor prints. Currently, the collection is stored in poor environmental conditions that have resulted in mold growth, pest infestation, water damage and, in some cases, light damage. A grant from NEH will enable Vizcaya to hire a conservator to assess the condition of the collection, including current storage issues and the individual preservation needs of each object.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$3,874 (approved)
$3,874 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2009 – 6/30/2010