Washington, D.C. — The White House Historical Association received a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation which will allow the organization to conduct further research, promote the study of, and digitize the White House collection of American art and architecture.
$200,000 will be granted to digitize and archive White House American art and architecture as part of the association’s Digital Library of White House History, which the association has been planning, and expects to launch in the Fall of 2015. The remaining $50,000 will endow the archive.
“We are grateful and thank the Henry Luce Foundation for their generous support. The grant will help the association preserve White House fine art history in the digital age,” said Neil W. Horstman, President of the White House Historical Association.
”It is essential to preserve our nation’s fine art history and we are delighted to offer support to the White House Historical Association,” said Michael Gilligan, President of the Henry Luce Foundation.
Treasures of the White House Collection (clockwise): Adams’ Tea or Coffee Urn, Seymour Tall Case Clock, Hayes State Dinner Service, Monroe Armchair. All photos © Bruce White, The White House
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