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PG-258537-18
Preservation Assessment of the JDC Archives Artifacts and Ephemera Collection
Linda Levi, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=PG-258537-18

JDC Archives Awarded Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant (Blog Post)
Title: JDC Archives Awarded Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant
Author: Abra Cohen
Abstract: The JDC Archives was recently awarded a 2017 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will fund a preservation assessment of its Artifacts and Ephemera Collection by an expert consultant and the purchase of preservation supplies. When curating the JDC’s centennial exhibit at the New York Historical Society in 2014, it became clear that the presence of artifacts and ephemera in the exhibition helped immensely to illustrate and bring to life JDC’s efforts and impact over the years. This exhibition was the catalyst for the establishment of the Artifacts and Ephemera Collection, which today contains over 750 works ranging from posters and illuminated records to precious artwork and gifts from Jewish communities around the world. However, due to the fragility of rare items received from survivors and other aid recipients over the past century, it is critical to now take steps to preserve this historical record. This grant will enable the JDC Archives to maintain effective stewardship of this newly catalogued collection and render it accessible to researchers and curators around the world.
Date: 02/01/2018
Primary URL: http://archives.jdc.org/jdc-archives-awarded-neh-grant/
Primary URL Description: Link to the blogpost.
Secondary URL: http://archives.jdc.org
Secondary URL Description: Link to the website on which the blog is posted.
Website: JDC Archives

How a Recent Grant Helped Uncover a Rare Artifact's Provenance (Blog Post)
Title: How a Recent Grant Helped Uncover a Rare Artifact's Provenance
Author: Abra Cohen
Abstract: The JDC Archives was honored to receive a 2017 preservation assistance grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant funded a preservation assessment of our Artifacts and Ephemera Collection by an expert consultant, and the purchase of preservation supplies. The grant also unexpectedly led to the discovery of new information pertaining to the past life of materials.Through the detailed examination of a rare album created in the British detention camps on Cyprus, the project helped us in a unique way to understand artifact provenance.
Date: 09/25/2019
Primary URL: http://https://archives.jdc.org/how-a-recent-grant-helped-uncover-a-rare-artifacts-provenance/
Primary URL Description: The link to the blogpost.
Secondary URL: http://archives.jdc.org
Secondary URL Description: The link to the website on which the blog is posted.
Website: JDC Archives


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