The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) received a grant of $22,000 from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC). The award will fund two graduate paper conservation interns and two digitization interns who will work during summer 2012 to conserve and digitize original 19th and early 20th century scientific field expedition notebooks located at the Archives and in the National Museum of Natural History. This funding marks an important milestone for the Field Book Project.
SWC Grants Committee Chair Pat Fiske recently announced funding for 18 grants, totaling $367,898, supporting a broad range of projects and activities within the Smithsonian Institution. Net proceeds from the Smithsonian Craft Show, along with earnings from the fall Craft2Wear event, provides the funding for these initiatives through the SWC’s annual grants program. The 30th Anniversary Smithsonian Craft Show, which will help fund the 2013 grant cycle, takes place April 19 – April 22, 2012 at the National Building Museum.