Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Funding Totals

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

Conservation Assessment to Preserve a Collection of Works on Paper of the University of Wyoming Art Museum

FAIN: PG-51617-12

University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY 82071-2000)
Nicole M. Crawford (Project Director: May 2011 to December 2013)

Hiring a consultant to conduct a preservation assessment of 369 works of art on paper, which include a collection of 18th- to 19th-century Japanese wood block prints (ukiyo-e) and works by the German-American etcher, painter, and illustrator, Hans Kleiber, known for his nature studies and depictions of Wyoming landscapes.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum (UAM) is seeking support for its ongoing effort to examine and assess condition of its approximately 3,500 works on paper (prints, drawings, and watercolors) in the permanent collection, the largest part of the collection. UAM has completed three surveys of 809 works on paper in the collection from 2000 – 2009. The Preservation Assistance Grant would allow for UAM to contract with Patricia Morris, a paper conservator, to assess the conservation treatment need of previously unassessed portions of the Japanese Print collection (81 works), and the collection works on paper by Han Kleiber (288 works).