Mellon Foundation grant will fund the director of scientific research in Yale’s new Conservation Center, a key step in establishing West Campus as a hub for research and education in cultural heritage preservation.
West Campus offers a blank canvas for Yale’s art schools, museum collections, and libraries. Plans are underway to develop this complex with core facilities to address common needs for preservation, storage, and access.
Yale boasts the world’s seventh largest library system, with over 10 million volumes in 21 libraries, and its gallery and museum collections stand among the nation’s finest. Now, plans for a core facility to digitize these holdings promise to revolutionize their use in the lab and classroom.