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Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Champaign, IL 61801-3620)
Kathleen Jones (Project Director: May 2009 to October 2011)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

Purchase of Storage and Matting Supplies for Works on Paper

Funding supports the purchase of rehousing supplies to store approximately 500 works of art on paper. The collection includes drawings, prints, and photographs from around the world; they are regularly used in exhibits, educational programs, and research publications.

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) is seeking assistance to support purchase of 25 solander boxes and 425 sheets of Rising board to further the progress of the project to properly house the collection of works on paper and optimize use of storage. A significant portion of the collection has been matted and stored properly in solander boxes. The remaining unmatted works on paper, roughly 500 items, are stored with interleaving sheets or paper folders in solander boxes and the drawers of the oversize flat file. There are not enough containers to optimally house the entire collection. This project will assist to preserve important collections for the future by maintaining the best environment for their safekeeping. It will reduce the risk of physical damage to the collection of works on paper due to crowded storage and lack of mats and appropriate housing. By adding 25 solander boxes and archival mounting for the remaining unmatted works on paper, KAM will improve its capacity to properly house this collection.