Preservation and Access: Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Period of Performance

3/1/2010 - 12/31/2011

Funding Totals

$36,265.00 (approved)
$36,265.00 (awarded)

Planning for Sustainable Environmental Conditions to Preserve Collections

FAIN: PF-50094-10

Frelinghuysen Morris Foundation (Lenox, MA 01240-5256)
Kinney Frelinghuysen (Project Director: December 2009 to April 2012)

Planning for sustainable environmental conditions to preserve the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio and its collection of modernist art, sculpture, film and photographs, furniture, letters, and other materials from the estate of artists George L. K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen.

The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio (aka Frelinghuysen Morris Foundation) is requesting a $36,265 grant for the long term monitoring of its historic collection of art objects, furniture and structures. This grant will fund the development of recommendations for improving interior environmental management for sustainable preventive conservation of the collections and the historic house. A team consisting of a collections conservator and historic buildings engineer will compile and analyze data in order to make recommendations for improving the interior environment for the collections and the building fabric.