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Wright Museum of Art awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant

December 6, 2013

$4,629 grant will be used for preservation efforts

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.edu or 608-363-2849

Beloit College’s Wright Museum of Art has received a $4,629 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will aid the museum in preservation efforts of its vast print and drawing collection that includes work by such artists as Rembrandt and Picasso.

Following up on a 2010 conservation assessment survey, the Wright Museum plans to purchase exhibition light-monitoring equipment and to re-house more than 10 percent of its core collection, or approximately 200 works. The art will be transferred from substandard acidic mats and overcrowded corrugated board boxes to Solander museum cases with mat board. In addition, the museum will purchase a UV meter to ensure safe conditions for the works.

As a teaching institution, the Wright Museum has a broad impact in the region, not only by serving as a laboratory for undergraduates in the Beloit College museum studies program, but also by providing free and public access to museum programs and exhibitions.

The Wright Museum is located on the Beloit College campus, 700 College St. Its hours of operation are Tuesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.