Third Century · Protect the Collections and Archive
New storage and study facilities are essential to protect endangered objects and archival treasures and make them accessible for research.
Conserving and enhancing access to Tudor Place’s significant collection and archives — over 15,000 objects and 250,000 manuscript items — requires building climate-controlled storage facilities accessible to curatorial staff and visiting scholars and creating a digital archive to make more of Tudor Place’s assets available globally.
While Tudor Place has been nationally recognized for its commitment to the preservation and care of it collections, the storage of collections in attics, closets, and basements present inherent challenges that imperil them and contribute to their deterioration over time.
A Plan to Protect the Collections and Archive
The Master Preservation Plan will:
- Develop a new storage facility for objects and archive, that is secure and climate-controlled with access for staff and researchers.
- Provide for a new, secure, climate-controlled exhibition gallery to showcase the extensive collections and archive.
- Open the site’s unusual 1960s fallout shelter to the public as an interpreted exhibition space.
- Create a digital archive of important objects and manuscripts, making them accessible to scholars, teachers, and students through an interactive portal .
- Provide new working space including offices for curatorial, education, and archive staff and research space for scholars, museum professionals, and others.