Preservation and Access: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Period of Performance

10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024

Funding Totals

$41,380.00 (approved)
$41,380.00 (awarded)

Renovation of a Warehouse Space for Art Storage to Support Preventative Conservation

FAIN: PF-293392-23

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN 46204-2707)
Allison Evans (Project Director: January 2023 to present)

The development of a storage space renovation plan for collections currently held in spaces not designed for long-term preservation of collections, to provide room for the collection to grow and continue to account for the cultural requirements of customary Native American Art and cultural items.  

The planning project involves determining sustainable preservation strategies to support renovating of a portion (1,500 sq. ft.) of our warehouse space (3,000 sq. feet) within the current footprint of the existing building for art storage. In this phase of the project, a multi-disciplinary team will determine if we need a new HVAC or can modify our existing system, acquire construction documents incorporating sustainable preservation strategies, and integrate preventative conservation recommendations for storage furniture.