Published: March 1, 2016
NEW YORK CITY — Eli Wilner, founder and CEO of Eli Wilner & Company has announced he will be presenting five fully funded grants for restoration of important American frames in public collections at no cost to the institutions.
The five frames will be selected from eligible applications by a panel of distinguished jurors from the professional community. Applications will be accepted from museums, historic sites, and other nonprofit cultural institutions.
Eli Wilner has demonstrated leadership in philanthropic ventures in the art community for many years, including the donation of replica frames for specific projects, the restoration of period frames, didactic materials for museum installations, and cash contributions to assist in the realization of many projects.
Five grants will be awarded in categories based on the date of the frames. The categories are Eighteenth Century, early Nineteenth Century, late Nineteenth Century, early Twentieth Century, and Mid- 20th Century. In addition to frame restoration, the selected institutions will be entitled to a private tour of the Eli Wilner Studio during the restoration process, for staff members and museum donors. The costs of crating and shipping will be covered by the grant.
The submission deadline for the American Museum Frame Conservation is Wednesday, June 15. Award recipients will be announced October 12.
The jurors are Carrie Rebora Barratt, deputy director for collections and administration, the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr Annette Blaugrund, a past museum director, curator and author; Mark Cole, curator of American painting and sculpture, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Alex Nyerges, director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.
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