December 2, 2015

For immediate release,
Contact: Robbin Zella
203-332-5052

Housatonic Museum of Art receives Museums for America
Collection Stewardship Grant

Bridgeport, CT, December 02, 2015 - Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) was awarded $20,356 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under its 2015 Museums for America program for Collections Stewardship.

This grant will fund an independent contractor to design, supply, and install custom, cost-effective modern-day storage systems that optimize the physical footprint of the current storage areas, improve organization, and maximize storage capacity for the museum's extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, textiles, and other objects. By improving the HMA’s storage facilities museum staff expect to increase the number of works that will stored in optimal conditions to ensure the collection's preservation.
The Housatonic Museum of Art is located at 900 Lafayette Boulevard in Bridgeport and specializes in 19th, 20th and 21st century art. The Housatonic Museum of Art is currently exhibiting Larry Silver: Then and Now through December 17.

Institute of Museum and Library ServicesThe Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.
 
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