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Coverage for grant PG-50849-10

Preserving the History of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and its Contributions to Art History Scholarship
Janice Lurie, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Grant details:

News from the Midwest - Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Audrey McKanna Coleman, Assistant Editor
Publication: MAC (Midwest Archives Conference) Newsletter
Date: 7/1/2010
Abstract: Grant announcement: The MIA Library and Archives has been awarded a “We the People” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funding supports the purchase of archival storage supplies to preserve the society’s administrative records and manuscript collections, dating from 1883. The records related to its history and scholarships tell a unique and important story about the development of American art museums during the late nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. They also document the institute’s role as one of the Twin Cities’ “founding father organizations” that transformed the Midwest prairie from a frontier into a vibrant cultural center.