The Brigham Young University Museum of Peoples and Cultures has received a conservation grant of $41,500 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The grant has made it possible for the museum to conserve more than 50 valuable potter vessels from the Casas Grandes ruins in northern Mexico.
“The conservation project includes sophisticated training for a select group of students in museum studies. The conserved pots will also be essential to numerous mentored-student projects the museum has scheduled, including research, publication and public exhibition,” said Marti Allen, director of the Museum of Peoples and Cultures.
This is the fourth and largest conservation grant the museum has received from the institute since 1996.
Out of the 189 institutions that applied, the museum was one of 49 selected to receive the grant. Grants are given to applicants that meet the application criteria and are selected by a competitive peer review process.
“I am proud of the role the Institute of Museum and Library Services plays in helping museums across the country care for their collections,” said Robert Martin, director of Institute of Museum and Library Services. “The Conservation Project support grants we make today will ensure that the rich and diverse culture and history in America’s museums are available for a lifetime of learning for all and future generations.”
The Institute of Museum and Library services is an independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a lifetime of learning by helping libraries and museums serve their communities.
For more information, contact Marti Allen at (801) 422-0018.
Writer: Rebekah Hanson