Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College nets major grant

Posted By on Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 5:38 PM

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency, has awarded a total of $21,726,676 in grants to 130 projects nationwide, including a $243,000 grant to our own Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. 

The FAC announced Oct. 22 that the grant will be used “in support of a long-term project to improve the documentation, preservation and accessibility of its collection of Native American, Hispanic, Spanish Colonial and 20th century American art.” The grant should cover the digitization of 3,000 pieces from the FAC’s permanent collection, to share with the public through a portal on the center’s website. 

“The project focuses on key parts of the museum’s mission: the preservation of historic and cultural data for future generations and the creation of expansive networks of knowledge. I am grateful to the IMLS for their support of this ongoing work,” said FAC museum director Rebecca Tucker in a press release. 

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