Jon Turner, Haitian Bird, 2009 Pastel on handmade paper, 48 in. x 36 in. Permanent Collection of NVAM
PRESERVATION OF THE NVAM PERMANENT COLLECTION: WORKS ON PAPER
Preservation is a critical archival operation of every museum, and NVAM is no different. Preservation is the process in which stored works are professionally reviewed, cleaned, and rehoused to minimize exposure to environmental deterioration. These are important efforts that ensure the collection remains prepared for safe storage, transport, and exhibition.
Over the next 45 days, NVAM will be embarking on a Preservation Campaign to raise funds specifically designated to complete necessary preservation activities impacting over 30% of NVAM’s permanent collection, the NVAM Works on Paper.
Donations to the Preservation Campaign will have a direct impact on NVAM’s permanent collection:
A gift of $500 will preserve seven (7) artworks.
A gift of $1,000 will preserve fourteen (14) artworks.
A gift of $2,500 will preserve thirty-five (35) 4rtworks.
A gift of $5,000 will preserve seventy (70) artworks.
A gift of $5,000 will provide the required materials to complete preservation for the collection.
“Our greatest asset at the museum is our collection, and we have always placed high priority on ensuring our collection is preserved and cared for in the best ways possible. This campaign will elevate those efforts and I am excited to share the results.”
- Megan Owoc, Collection & Exhibitions Manager
Preservation activities for the Works on Paper collection will include:
Qualified Condition Report and treatment recommendation
Preservation is central to NVAM’s mission and continues to be an important focus of our operational duties. The preservation process will ensure that these important artistic and historical works of art are successfully preserved to remain in the condition intended by the artist.