• PAFA Works on Paper and Archives Suite Construction Project

    Project Director(s):
    David R. Brigham
    Author(s):
    David R. Brigham
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    United States, Area studies, Art, History, Art criticism
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, NEH Preservation and Access, American studies, Art history, American history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6G943
    Abstract:
    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) requests a $350,000 NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Implementation Grant to support the construction of PAFA’s new Works on Paper and Archives suite. The project, beginning in late 2015, will implement recommendations from an NEH SCHC Planning grant (2013-14 project period) that identified the undeveloped fifth floor of PAFA’s 12-story Hamilton Building as an optimal site for storage expansion based on its potential for passive energy savings through location and efficient construction design, as well as resiliency in the event of a disaster. The energy-efficient, purpose-built suite will house three quarters of PAFA’s Collection: 10,500 works on paper and the entire Archives Collection, both currently stored in congested basement-level storage. Adjacent collections care, conservation, and research spaces will improve preservation and access to the collections for research for now and for generations to come.
    Notes:
    An implementation project to renovate a dedicated space for the storage of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ works on paper and archival collections, which contain 10,500 objects spanning artists’ studies and finished compositions from the 18th through 21st centuries.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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