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Get Set Grant

The Yager Museum at Hartwick receives GET SET Grant Funding

September 14, 2012

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture at Hartwick College has received a GET SET grant in the amount of $3,000. With the funding, the museum will secure the services of specialist Ms. Caroline Welsh to assist in the development of an interpretive plan for the museum.

Welsh, of The Welsh Group, based in Tupper Lake, N.Y., has extensive experience in American art and history research and her interpretive planning experience has led to significant exhibitions and publications at The Adirondack Museum. Her interpretive vision connecting cultural context and environmental perspectives with artwork has been demonstrated most recently in the exhibition and catalogue The Adirondack World of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, 2011.

The plan, which she will create alongside the staff of The Yager Museum, will provide additional purpose and direction to research conducted by staff, consultants, and students who develop exhibitions and programs for the museum. 

The GET SET grant from the New York State Council on the Arts is administered by Museumwise. Designed to provide easily accessible professional help for institutions to improve and better themselves, these are one in a series of grants offered to help museums and historical societies strengthen and develop their institutions and work within their communities. To learn more about these grant programs, visit www.museumwise.org.

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture is located on the first floor of Yager Hall at Hartwick College, in Oneonta New York.  It is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m., except for academic holidays. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free. 

For more information on the grant, contact Museum Coordinator Donna Anderson at 607-431-4423 or andersond@hartwick.edu.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
E-mail: capullov@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4031