Major grant for conservation research awarded to the Art Institute of Chicago

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From the Art Daily:

The Art Institute of Chicago has been awarded a $2 million grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to aid the museum's efforts in conservation and scientific research on its collections. The grant will be used to to endow a new position for an associate conservation scientist within the museum's Department of Conservation as well as support over a four-year period, the continuation and expansion, in both depth and scope, of the art conservation and scientific research collaboration the museum has recently undertaken with colleagues at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory.