Many thanks to the Landfall Foundation for their generous award to the museum for computer software and conservation materials for the museum’s collections.
The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History has been awarded a Landfall Foundation grant for the museum’s “Collections Digitization and Access Project.”
The mission of Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Wrightsville Beach. Individuals’ donations of their photograph collections have created at the museum an important repository for the history of this beach. The largest and most vulnerable of the museum’s collection are these photographs.
In the past year the museum has begun to look more closely at long-range planning for the collections by examining the museum’s role in collections care and in making the collections more accessible to the community. Strengthening emergency planning is integral to this mission. This summer the museum took part in a Collections Assessment Program implemented by the Institute for Library and Museum Services and Heritage Preservation. The recommendations made in the assessment report by preservation professionals will be aided by the grant funds provided by the Landfall Foundation.
Our award from Landfall Foundation will allow us to purchase equipment to aid in collections digitization and creation of educational materials, aiding us in the important work of improving collections care practices, strengthening emergency planning, and making the collections more accessible across our community.