The $6,186 grant will allow WSU to conduct a General Preservation Assessment Survey of the Watkins collection.
The survey will be completed by the Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) and will include a two-day on-site visit, followed by a report including an executive summary, digital photo documentation and a prioritized list of recommendations to improve the collection’s care.
After this, a conservator from the MACC will meet with WSU’s Art Collection Committee for curatorial and long-range input and then complete a long-term conservation plan.
WSU was one of 46 recipients of the grants. The grants provide an opportunity for non-profit and educational organizations, government units, and tribal organizations to preserve and share the state’s history and cultural heritage.
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