Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

2/1/2010 - 7/31/2011

Funding Totals

$6,000.00 (approved)
$6,000.00 (awarded)

Plan for Integrated Pest Management

FAIN: PG-50812-10

South Street Seaport Museum (New York, NY 10038-2106)
Carol Rauscher (Project Director: May 2009 to October 2011)
Sarah Landreth (Project Director: October 2011 to November 2011)

Hiring a consultant to develop a plan for integrated pest management and to conduct training for staff. The museum houses a wide range of materials documenting the maritime history of New York City. The main collection includes some 30,000 objects, including ocean liner memorabilia, ship models, scrimshaw, and maritime prints and paintings; more than 25,000 books, ship plans, maps, and navigational charts; thousands of photographs and slides; and numerous manuscripts, ephemera, and documents related to seafaring and ocean trade.

South Street Seaport Museum proposes to hire a consultant to develop an integrated pest management program to implement in the collections storage areas.