Norman Rockwell Museum has been awarded institutional support from both The National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and The Henry Luce Foundation, through two generous grants to be used towards the Museum’s archival and curatorial efforts.

The Museum received a $108,213 basic projects grant from The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), which will used over the next two years to reorganize, process, and improve public access to material found in its archival collections. The grant will allow the Museum to continue processing 720 cubic feet of its Norman Rockwell Archives, which is currently being digitized through the ProjectNORMAN initiative, and will soon be available to researchers and the public as collection guides on the Museum’s Web site,

A $100,000 grant was also received from The Henry Luce Foundation, which will provide funding to the Museum’s Curatorial Department. The one-time grant was made possible through the Foundation’s American Art Renewal Fund, and will be used to cover staffing expenses in the department.

“We are honored, and so very thankful to both the NHPRC and Luce Foundation for their generous support,” says Norman Rockwell Museum Director/CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt. “These grants will enable our institution to further strengthen our ability to serve national audiences through exhibition, education outreach and electronic media access to collections and archival information.”

National Historical Publications and Records Commission

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration, supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and encourage the use of documentary sources, created in every medium ranging from quill pen to computer, relating to the history of the United States. Congress established the NHPRC grants program to promote the preservation and use of America’s documentary heritage. Learn more at:

American Art Renewal Fund

The Henry Luce Foundation developed the American Art Renewal Fund to respond to the economic downturn and the current need to strengthen American art activities at the nation’s museums. This short-term initiative, offered through the American Art Program, provides support for operating expenses related to American art. Thus, it is a departure from the traditional focus on research and scholarship and is in effect only through 2011. For more information, visit:

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