Dennos Awarded National Endowment of the Humanities Grant

The Dennos Museum Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $9,062 to purchase critical equipment for the long-term care and preservation of artwork in its permanent collection. A competitive award process, the Dennos Museum Center is just one of 68 recipients from among 142 eligible applications to receive funding during this year’s NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions award cycle.

Funding from the NEH will enable the purchase of 14 environmental dataloggers, a UV light meter, and a HEPA vacuum cleaner to enhance preservation efforts. The new equipment will enable the Dennos to provide enhanced care for its nearly 3,000 works of art, with core holdings in 20th century Inuit works on paper and hardstone carvings, along with regional modern and contemporary artists. The collection directly supports teaching and programming initiatives at Northwestern Michigan College, along with exhibitions and programs for K-12 students, tourists, and the general public.

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: