Meet the challenge and help preserve the Athenæum's collections for generations to come. Your gift and a match from the National Endowment for the Humanities will provide the Conservation Laboratory with the tools and team it needs to stay on the cutting edge of collections care.

NEH Challenge: Donor Levels and Benefits

Conservator – $10,000

  • Private tour of the Laboratory
  • Replica print of a conserved image
  • All benefits listed below

Guardian – $5,000

  • Recognition as a sponsor of a curator-selected object in need of treatment
  • All benefits listed below

Founder – $1,963

In 1963, the Athenæum founded one of the first Conservation Laboratories in a library in the nation.

  • Invitation to a donor reception
  • Prominent listing as a Conservation supporter on annual donor signage
  • Free conservation assessment of an object in your own collection*
  • All benefits listed below

Pioneer – $350

The Athenæum holds roughly 350 daguerreotypes, an early form of photography pioneered in the 1830s.

  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes event in the Laboratory
  • All benefits listed below

Visionary – $57

57 is the number of years since visionary Director Walter Muir Whitehill founded the Conservation Laboratory.

  • Copy of the 2020 Conservation Impact Report

 

*Consultation arranged at a mutually convenient time and place.

 

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this appeal do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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$10,000
Conservator
$5,000
Guardian
$1,963
Founder
$350
Pioneer
$57
Visionary

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