FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM AWARDED MAJOR GRANT FOR DIGITAL DOCUMENTATION
Museum Receives $82,914 from Institute of Museum and Library Services for
The Preservation, Documentation, and Enhanced Access to its Collection
September 18, 2014
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $82,914 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for further work in the preservation and digital documentation of its prized collection. The grant supports enhanced collections stewardship, while improving access to and interpretation of the Lyman Allyn’s many works of art and historical artifacts.
Museums for America grants help museums address their key needs or challenges, enabling them to provide better service to their communities. This year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services received 554 applications, of which 196 received funding.
“We are extremely honored to receive the support and have the confidence of this important federal agency as the Museum prepares to further its mission and make the collection widely accessible,” said Sam Quigley, Director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. “We are excited to take the next steps to improve our collections management, and I’m delighted that through digital imaging and documentation we will soon be able to virtually throw open the doors to storage and share the collection with our visitors on the Web.”