USC Pacific Asia Museum Awarded $83,095 Grant by Institute of Museum and Library Services

USC Pacific Asia Museum Awarded $83,095 Grant by Institute of Museum and Library Services

first_img The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $83,095 to USC Pacific Asia Museum (USC PAM). The museum will use the grant funds to upgrade the museum’s collections storage area.This is the fourth phase of a long-term project to protect the museum’s collection from the effects of seismic activity, expand collections storage capacity, improve collections storage conditions and increase accessibility. The museum’s collection is an essential resource to the community through the museum’s exhibitions and public programs. With this new funding the museum will be able to retrofit two sections of the museum’s onsite collections storage facilities for long-term care and stabilization of 1,065 objects.“Our grants are highly competitive.” said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth. “Receiving a grant from IMLS is significant achievement, and we congratulate USC Pacific Asia Museum for being among the 2014 IMLS museum grantees.”IMLS museum grants support a wide variety of projects that create learning experiences, strengthen community communities, care for collections and provide broad public access.IMLS has supported the museum’s project to significantly improve the collections storage since 2009. In 2009-2011, the museum stabilized its collection of ceramics and other three-dimensional works in its lower-level storage facility. In 2012-2014 the museum provided new seismic mounts for all three-dimensional works of art on display in the permanent collection galleries, securing freestanding cases against seismic activity and reinforcing glass shelving with Plexiglas.“This project will benefit the museum, its audiences and the field by providing optimal storage conditions to protect and preserve the museum’s significant historical, cultural and artistic legacy benefiting future generations,” said USC PAM Director Christina Yu Yu, PhD.A complete list of museum recipients is available on the IMLS website: www.imls.gov/2014MuseumList.About USC Pacific Asia MuseumUSC Pacific Asia Museum is the only university museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, USC Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults and scholars through its education and outreach programs.About the Institute of Museum and Library ServicesThe Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov. 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Cultural Heritage USC Pacific Asia Museum Awarded $83,095 Grant by Institute of Museum and Library Services From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 3:53 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuff Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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