The Save Our Hide Conservation Fund was established in 2008 to allow donations to be set aside to complete conservation work on important artifacts in the Museum’s collection. The Museum has identified more than 100 objects in its collection that are in need of professional preservation and conservation; however, this work is extremely expensive and often falls by the wayside due to financial constraints. Conservation efforts supported by this fund restore objects to their former glory so they can be placed on exhibit, furthering the Museum’s mission to provide opportunities for intercultural learning.
Contributions to the Conservation Fund have been used to support the following projects:
This year, we request your financial assistance for a project that will benefit our entire collection. Our off-site collections storage facility is nearly at capacity. It is urgent that we put a sustainable plan into effect that will increase our storage space in order to provide the best care for our artifacts. The most practical and comprehensive way to do this is to construct a mezzanine level within our facility. Through this undertaking, the Museum would be able to considerably increase our capacity and continue to accept donations of high-quality ethnographic art, archaeological artifacts, and global material culture from our diverse and committed supporters.
Please contact Assistant Director Sara Cromwell at 336.758.5282 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to donate. Donations to the Conservation Fund are fully tax-deductible.