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ST-248583-OMS-20

National Building Museum
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$121,182.00
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Save America's Treasures

The National Building Museum will use funds to preserve the Wurts Brothers Company photographic collection. These detailed images, from one of America's first architectural photography studios, tell an unparalleled story about American architecture, building, and economic expansion during the first half of the twentieth century. For almost a hundred years, the Wurts Brothers Company, based in New York City, documented architecture and buildings across the United States. The project includes a conservation assessment; a prioritized conservation plan; stabilization, conservation, rehousing and digitization of the collection, all of which will improve public access. The project will be matched with $121,184 in non-federal share.