• Developing Intentional Collections Storage

    Project Director(s):
    Kathryn E. Murano
    Author(s):
    Kathryn E. Murano
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Museum studies, Historical preservation
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Rochester Museum and Science Center
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6MQ0Z
    Abstract:
    The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), located in Rochester, New York, is requesting $50,000 for a one-year period to develop a plan to better preserve the community's at-risk humanities collections through sustainable initiatives. The need for a storage area that provides safe, secure and appropriate environments for the museum's collections is the RMSC's most urgent preservation challenge. A Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant will allow us to work with expert consultants to create a plan that will transform the museum's basement collections storage and management spaces into a sustainable, space- and energy-efficient collections storage facility where the most environmentally sensitive humanities collections from problematic off-site storage areas can be relocated.
    Notes:
    A planning grant to develop sustainable and efficient storage in a basement storage area for a portion of the museum's 1.2 million objects documenting Western New York's historical, natural, cultural, and technological heritage.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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