Exeter, Rhode Island: Tomaquag Museum awarded $5545 grant for Collections Care. The funds will support the purchase of custom mounted storage boxes and a professional, collections work station with built-in storage shelves and work table. This support from the Champlin Fundations will collaboratively support the growth of the collections department matching funding from The USDA Rural Business Enterprises grant, which funded our new Collections Manager, Kimberly Peters. It is also connecting to the NEH Preservation Assessment grant just awarded. Each of these grants will help to improve the long term care of our collection and provide better access to the collection for the public. “We are grateful for the support of the Champlin Foundations to provided these much needed collections resources,”,” said Loren Spears, Executive Director.
The museum collection is used by a variety of researchers, artists, educators, and students. The projects support the creation exhibits, films, books, curriculum, art and cultural programs. “The care & conservation of the collection is a priority for the museum and these much needed resources will help us reach our goals,” stated Kimberly Peters, Tomaquag Museum’s new Collections Manager. Tomaquag Museum is open by appointment during the winter months for tours, offsite programs, researchers and the general public. For more information visit www.tomaquagmuseum.org or call 401-491-9063