February 24, 2014
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently selected the Museum of Anthropology as a grantees. The Museum was one of only three institutions in North Carolina chosen to receive funding for 2013. The NEH awarded the MOA a grant of $5,022 for wall mounted art storage screens. Registrar and Collections Manager Kyle Bryner developed the project in order to complete the final stages of rehousing the permanent collection in the Museum’s offsite storage facility. The screens will provide a storage solution for the collection’s oversize weaponry, including arrows, bows, spears, harpoons, and staffs, as well as other tools and weapons too large to fit on compact storage shelves. The screens will also allow for proper storage of large framed objects such as two Comanche painted hides and a framed collection of North Carolina projectile points. The grant is part of $14.6 million awarded by the NEH to 202 projects in 43 states and the District of Columbia.