• Milwaukee Public Museum Cultural Collections Master Plan

    Project Director(s):
    Ellen Censky
    Author(s):
    Ellen J. Censky
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Anthropology, History
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Milwaukee Public Museum
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6094R
    Abstract:
    The Milwaukee Public Museum will develop a master plan for the collections stored in the basement of the museum’s building. This includes the ethnology and archeology collections, the history collection, the lantern slide collection, as well as the museum’s collection vault. Currently, these collections are in conditions that are subpar, with temperatures that remain consistent but humidity that fluctuates daily and by season. The master plan will establish realistic environmental criteria on a room-by-room basis, determine how collections with similar needs can be co-located, and develop a program for improvements to the basement envelope based on actual environmental needs of specific co-located collections. In addition, the master plan will identify appropriate and space efficient storage units for each area based on actual environmental needs of the specific collections. All of these requirements are consistent with the museum’s Sustainability Policy and Plan.
    Notes:
    A planning grant to study environmental conditions and plan for improved storage space for artifact collections pertaining to the history and culture of Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. The collection includes 886,000 archaeological, anthropological, and ethnographic items and 266,000 historical objects (artifacts, decorative arts, numismatics, philatelic items).
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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