Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

1/1/2012 - 9/30/2016

Funding Totals

$5,982.00 (approved)
$5,982.00 (awarded)

Staff Training and Purchase of Climate Monitoring Equipment to Preserve Collections of the Center for the Arts and History

FAIN: PG-51646-12

Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID 83501-2691)
Lisa Jones (Project Director: May 2011 to May 2014)
Debra E. Fitzgerald (Project Director: May 2014 to April 2017)

The purchase of equipment and supplies and the training of staff to monitor environmental conditions for the collection of approximately 1,000 Chinese artifacts at the Center for Arts and History, including ceramics, wood, textiles, household utensils, writing implements, prayer books, and funerary objects, most of them associated with the Beuk Aie Temple, a focal point in the life of Chinese immigrants in Lewiston, Idaho, during the late 19th century.

This project will help Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) Center for Arts and History (CAH) support the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies and materials required to fulfill recommendations made in an on-site survey funded by a 2010 NEH Preservation grant to preserve LCSC'S Beuk Aie Temple Collection. The project will also support a site visit from an objects conservator to train staff members in the use and care of the new monitoring equipment and to consult on current and future storage arrangements of the temple and its artifacts.