Challenge Programs: Challenge Grants

Period of Performance

6/1/2004 - 7/31/2011

Funding Totals (matching)

$300,000.00 (approved)
$300,000.00 (offered)
$300,000.00 (awarded)

Endowment for Professional Conservator at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art

FAIN: CH-50344-07

Anchorage Museum (Anchorage, AK 99501-3544)
Patricia B. Wolf (Project Director: November 2005 to November 2011)

Endowment to support a full-time conservator.

The Anchorage Museum Foundation requests a $300,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to be matched 3:1. The Challenge Grant and its match total $1.2 million, augmenting an existing endowed conservation fund of $500,000. The earnings from this fund will underwrite a full-time conservator in perpetuity thereby providing the financial stability to ensure the long-term impact of the position. A professional conservator will work as part of an interdisciplinary curatorial team to interpret and care for our collection, ensuring that irreplaceable items are available for the education, scholarship, advancement and enrichment of generations of museum visitors.