The Northeast Document Conservation Center in Brickstone Square in Andover has received a $23,200 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through its Cultural Investment Portfolio program.
The funds will help support the center’s mission to serve museums, archives, libraries, historical societies, town clerk offices and other collection-holding organizations, as well as private and family collectors in Massachusetts.
The conservation center offers book and paper conservation treatment, digital imaging, assessments and consultations, and educational programs on the care and preservation of paper-based collections for institutions as well as individuals.
The primary purpose of the Cultural Investment Portfolio program is to strengthen the cultural sector as a whole. Officials say it’s designed not as a traditional grant program, but as a partnership that will better position the cultural sector as vital components of Massachusetts’ economy and the quality of life for citizens. The Massachusetts Cultural Council invests about $3.4 million in about 400 organizations annually through the program.
For more on the Northeast Document Conservation Center, visit www.nedcc.org.