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Getty Grant

From: Julie A. Reilly <grfcc>
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999
Ford Center receives Getty Grant

The Nebraska State Historical Society is pleased to announce that
the Getty Grant Program has awarded the Gerald R. Ford Conservation
Center a $54,000 grant for conservation training. The grant will
support two one-year postgraduate training internships from 1999
through 2001. The internships will focus on the treatment of
three-dimensional objects in the Objects Conservation Laboratory at
the Ford Center and will provide an opportunity for recent graduates
from conservation training programs to gain experience in the
practice of the latest techniques in the treatment of objects from
public and private museums, historical societies, and other
institutions in the region.

   "We are delighted to provide support for conservation training at
    the Ford Conservation Center," said Deborah Marrow, director of
    the Getty Grant Program. "Conservation Training Grants are
    designed to strengthen the practice of conservation worldwide.
    They are awarded to institutions, such as the Ford Conservation
    Center, that demonstrate a long-term commitment to training in
    conservation. The grant will provide critical support for
    professional conservation training at the early stages of the
    conservators' careers."

The Getty Grant Program, a part of the J. Paul Getty Trust, funds a
diverse range of projects that promote research in the history of
art and related fields, advancement of the understanding of art, and
conservation of cultural heritage. Since its inception in 1984, the
Grant Program has given over $83 million to support over 2,000
projects in more than 150 countries. Recent grants have supported
the scholarly reinterpretation of the Maya murals of Bonampak in
Chiapas, Mexico; the development of interpretive materials for the
Denver Museum's American and European art collections, and the
architectural conservation of Aachen Cathedral in Germany.

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and
philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts and the
humanities that includes an art museum as well as programs for
education, scholarship, and conservation.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:9
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 22, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 21 July, 1999

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