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MH-00-19-0018-19

Banneker-Douglass Museum
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$50,000.00
City: 
Annapolis
State: 
MD
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

The Banneker-Douglass Museum will improve the care and management of its collections, which serve as the state of Maryland's official repository of African American material culture. The phased improvement plan will focus on structural improvements, including outfitting the fine arts storage room with museum-quality shelving, creating a workspace for museum exhibition production, and installing temperature controls. The museum will move collections currently stored at an offsite location to the new storage areas. Items that are currently being stored flat will be hung, and objects currently being stacked will be stored in individual slotted storage. All the materials will benefit from better climate controls. The project's completion will enable the museum to implement ongoing best practices in collections care.