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RCC, Holocaust Museum Receive Prestigious Federal Grant

RCC, Holocaust Museum Receive Prestigious Federal Grant

Visitors check out the new exhibition space for the Holocaust Museum in the RCC Library building during an event earlier this year.

DATE: December 20, 2017
CONTACT: Paul Mencher
845-574-4549
pmencher@sunyrockland.edu

RCC, Holocaust Museum Receive Prestigious Federal Grant
funds will go to help preserve Museum’s historic collection

RAMAPO – A prestigious federal grant will allow improved preservation of the historic collection of artifacts at the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education. Rockland Community College, in partnership with the Holocaust Museum, received the Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The grant is one of 253 announced last week by the NEH. The $5,999 award will go towards a preservation assessment of the Holocaust Museum’s collection, a training workshop for Museum staff, and the purchase of preservation supplies.

The Holocaust Museum’s collection includes books, photographs, newspapers and audio-visual materials. It also boasts some 1,500 artifacts from Nazi-era Germany, World War II and postwar Europe, many of them contributed by survivors of concentration camps or their families.

The Museum is currently constructing a new exhibition space in the RCC Library building. To learn more about the Holocaust Museum & Center for Tolerance and Education, visit www.holocauststudies.org.

See the NEH announcement of the grant.