Beloit College (Wright Museum of Art)
Log Number: MA-35-19-0020-19
The Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College will conserve and exhibit three oil paintings by the artist Suzanne Duchamp (French, 1889-1963). An IMLS-funded conservation survey identified the paintings as the museum's highest priority for treatment due to their condition, which prevents them from being exhibited or loaned to peer institutions. The museum will engage a professional conservation team to perform the work and consult on framing and preventive maintenance. Museum staff will work with Beloit College students to re-catalog and rehouse the paintings. They will also create digital files with searchable metadata and high-resolution photographs for the collection databases. The conservation of these paintings will enable the museum to better illustrate current scholarship, focusing on restoring the role of female artists in art history.