Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

9/1/2020 - 9/30/2021

Funding Totals

$9,987.00 (approved)
$9,987.00 (awarded)

Preservation Supplies

FAIN: PG-271608-20

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc. (Dothan, AL 36303-4802)
Dana-Marie Lemmer (Project Director: January 2020 to February 2022)

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment, as recommended by a 2018 preservation assessment. These include storage supplies as well as equipment for collecting data and monitoring light levels, temperature, and humidity. The Wiregrass Museum of Art, a small contemporary art museum in the Wiregrass region of southeast Alabama, maintains a collection of over 1,100 objects in its Permanent Collection, Education Collection, and objects on long-term loan. This project would help the museum apply best practices in collections care and support its long-term goal of national accreditation.

Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) will fulfill strategic objectives outlined in its CAP Report, to operate in best practices and work toward its goal of national accreditation. This project will purchase preservation supplies for care of objects in the museum's care, including collections and objects on long term loan.

Media Coverage

Dothan Eagle Article (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Staff report
Publication: The Dothan Eagle
Date: 8/26/2020
Abstract: The Dothan Eagle, an area print and digital newspaper, printed WMA's press release about its selection for an award from the NEH in its Preservation Assistance Grants program.

Associated Products

Press Release Blog Post (Blog Post)
Title: Press Release Blog Post
Author: Wiregrass Museum of Art
Abstract: Wiregrass Museum of Art published a press release via blog and email distribution lists, recognizing its selection for an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Preservation Assistance Grants program.
Date: 08/26/2020
Primary URL: http://
Primary URL Description: Blog post
Blog Title: National Endowment for the Humanities awards Preservation Assistance Grant to WMA

Project Results Blog Post (Blog Post)
Title: Project Results Blog Post
Author: Wiregrass Museum of Art
Abstract: Wiregrass Museum of Art published a blog entry on its website with the results of this collections stewardship project.
Date: 4/16/2021
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Link to Wiregrass Museum of Art's blog entry, specific to this NEH-funded project.
Blog Title: NEH Grant Advances WMA's Work in Collections Care
Website: Wiregrass Museum of Art website - #wmaINSPIRED blog