The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Saint Vincent College a $10,000 preservation assistance grant to aid in the relocation, protection and preservation of the more than 4,000 works of art in the Saint Vincent Art and Heritage Collections.
Currently located in the Robert S. Carey Student Center, the Saint Vincent Gallery, which houses the majority of the art collection will be relocated to the Dale P. Latimer Library upon the completion of its multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation, scheduled for spring 2020. This new, climate-controlled space will significantly expand the area available for both the display and storage of Saint Vincent’s vast collection. The funds from the NEH grant will go toward expert consultation, materials and training to safely preserve the art collections within this new environment.
“Saint Vincent has one of the best collections of European art in Western Pennsylvania,” said Andrew Julo, curator of the Saint Vincent Art and Heritage Collections and administrative director of the Saint Vincent Gallery. “These funds, coupled with our move to an updated facility, help us to better care for the objects entrusted to us. It improves our ability to share with new audiences – both on campus and regionally – items that articulate the artistic and cultural heritage Saint Vincent has amassed over the past century and a half.”