Creating a Sustainable Preservation Environment

Division of Preservation and Access

Inside the Monhegan Museum.
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Jennifer Pye, Curator of Collections, showing the custom painting racks that were built using the same mesh that is used to make lobster traps

Courtesy of Adriana Cutler of NEH

The Monhegan Museum seeks to improve energy efficiency through improved lighting and non-mechanical climate control in the museum’s seasonal displays, and optimize climate control systems in the museum’s off-season storage vaults for a collection of art, photography, and material culture that chronicles the history of Monhegan Island, Maine, from Native fishing sites to an art colony that flourished from the mid-1800s to the present.