Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Funding Totals

$4,200.00 (approved)
$4,200.00 (awarded)

Purchasing Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Materials to Preserve Collections

FAIN: PG-50492-09

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (Ilwaco, WA 98624-0153)
Barbara Minard (Project Director: May 2008 to October 2010)

The purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and the installation of ultraviolet film on the museum's windows to protect the 8,700-item historic collection which consists of local, Scandinavian, and Asian artifacts that document the town's heritage.

As per recommendations from three conservators, purchase and install HOBO data loggers to monitor the environmental conditions in all areas of the Museum where collections items are located. Also, as per recommendations from two conservators, purchase ultraviolet radiation filter film and install on all windows in locations where there are collections items in the Museum. These steps are the continuation of efforts by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum to improve its collections care, exhibition and storage practices.