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Livingston County Historical Society (Geneseo, NY 14454-1204)
Anna Maria Kowalchuk (Project Director: May 2010 to October 2012)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
1/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Planning for Collections Storage

Consultation with a conservator to develop plans for improving storage and care of the society's art, material culture, and archival collections, which are housed in an 1838 cobblestone schoolhouse, a contributing structure in Geneseo National Historic Landmark District. Exhibitions of the collections explore the history of Livingston County, including pioneer settlement and 19th-century education.

The Livingston County Historical Society (LCHS) will hire conservator, Barbara Moore, to assist in planning comprehensive improvements in LCHS's Museum collections storage. Firstly, Ms. Moore will consult with an architect and HVAC consultants completing an Historic Structures Report to make recommendations for environmental considerations for the collections and organization of the storage space/curatorial workspace. Secondly, the collections consultant will create a plan for both the storage equipment and the storage materials that will be required to provide appropriate storage for each collection category. Thirdly, a detailed list of the collection's requirements for equipment and supplies will be created. Therefore, by the end of the project, the Livingston County Historical Society will have specifications needed for good preservation of the collection and a detailed list of the storage equipment and supplies needed for rehousing the collection from open storage.