Gibbes Museum Awarded S.C. Humanities GrantFeb 23, 2018 07:54AM ● By Emily Stevenson
The Gibbes Museum of Art was awarded a $1,000 grant from South Carolina Humanities to fund the project, “Guardians of the Gallery: Interpreting Visible Storage.” Designed to increase understanding about how staff protect and preserve the Museum’s collection of almost 10,000 works of art, the program will include permanent interpretive material, rotating exhibitions and public tours of the Collections Storage Center that will highlight operations involved with maintaining artwork and explain what visitors see as they peer through the glass walls.
The mission of the South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, video, and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.