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CH-50357-07Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsVirginia Museum of Fine ArtsEndowment for new Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Library6/1/2004 - 7/31/2011$610,000.00LeeBagbyViverette   Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsRichmondVA23220-4007USA2006Art History and CriticismChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs06100000610000

Endowment for the Head Librarian, a reference librarian, acquisitions, equipment, furnishings, and a professional development and travel fund.

VMFA seeks $800,000 to be matched 4:1 for a total of $4MM to provide endowment for a new art research Library to be located in the Museum's new wing scheduled to open in 2007-08. The new Library will offer extensive humanities holdings including 132,500 volumes. Endowment will support the Head Librarian and one Librarian position, acquisitions, preservation equipment and materials, furnishings, and a professional development and travel fund. The Library is central to the Museum's commitment to provide a humanities framework for interpreting all of its collections, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.