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PG-51315-11Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsDyer Library AssociationImproved Storage Housing for Works of Art on Paper1/1/2011 - 6/30/2012$6,000.00JessicaSkwireRouthier   Dyer Library AssociationSacoME04072USA2010Archival Management and ConservationPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse works of art on paper at a regional museum dedicated to the arts and history of the Saco River Valley. The collection includes prints and drawings by local 19th-century masters Charles Henry Granger and Gibeon Elden Bradbury; prints by Winslow Homer, who painted Saco Bay; and photographs by Edward Curtis, Wallace Nutting, and John Johnson (one of the museum's founders and a pioneer of early photography). The collection allows researchers and visitors to explore local and regional traditions in the context of national trends in American art history.

The Saco Museum seeks $6,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to purchase compact, secure, acid-free storage housing for its collection of works on paper in the form of solander-style museum cases and standard-size matboard. The project will include the purchase of these materials as well as re-housing collections objects and inventorying their new storage locations.