May 20, 2022

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants $1 Million to Support Collaborative Conservation across Three University of Washington Organizations

From the U. of Washington:

The University of Washington today announced a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance shared conservation services among the UW Libraries, the Henry Art Gallery and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

The goals of the five-year initiative, “Sustainable Cooperative Conservation Services at the University of Washington,” are to strengthen and secure a sustainable program for paper and photograph conservation at the UW, to expand shared conservation services, and to continue to leverage other Mellon-funded initiatives that further increase conservation capacity, conservation training and outreach in the Pacific Northwest.

The Mellon grant will help address the unmet conservation needs of the extensive collections of photographs, prints and other works on paper across all three institutions. Many of the items in these collections are especially vulnerable to deterioration due to their material composition, making conservation imperative for their continued use and preservation.

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