MFAH receives $100K grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was awarded a grant of $102,811 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the conservation of silver alloy works of art.
Approximately 900 pieces of the art are in the museum's permanent collection.
"Our long-term preservation plan addresses the entire silver collection, ranging from 17th-century serving pieces and flatware to cutting-edge silver jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection, and will provide increased public accessibility to the collection. We are thankful to the IMLS for their support, allowing us to better preserve our cultural heritage," said MFAH Director Gary Tinterow, according to the press release.
Much of the silver artwork is currently wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and stored in polyurethane bags, restricting visibility and access.
The grant will allow the museum to establish a centralized location for all silver works of art and for installation in 17 storage cabinets.
MFAH is located at 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston.
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