Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County

Log Number: IGSM-249130-OMS-21

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County will contract with textile and painting conservators for an on-site, item-by-item survey of their collection, which includes paintings by regional artists and textiles from immigrant agrarian communities as well as contemporary items. These objects were identified in a 2019 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) report as the most at-risk items. The conservators will assess their condition and make recommendations for the next steps in their care which will eventually allow these objects to become more accessible to the public through research and exhibitions. The project also will include collections care workshops conducted by the contracted conservators for local museum-studies and public-history undergraduate students.