Daytona State College Awarded Federal Grant for Southeast Museum of Photography Funding will improve the museum's ability to preserve and care for its collection

(September 27, 2019)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded one of its prestigious Preservation Assistance Grants to Daytona State College. The funding will be used to improve the Southeast Museum of Photography’s (SMP) ability to preserve and care for its collection of photographs. The NEH peer-reviewed federal grant program supports vital research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

“Federally funded grants through the NEH are highly competitive and undergo a rigorous vetting process before committee review,” said James Pearson, SMP Director.

Grants from the NEH were awarded in 13 different categories. The Preservation Assistance Grant (PAG) is designed to help institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections, including special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine arts, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects. The NEH awarded 45 grants in this category to organizations across the country, and only 18 of those were given to colleges and universities.

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