Join us for an overview of National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants (PAG), including eligible activities, the application process, the review process, tips on writing your application, and more. We will review the latest application guidelines released in November 2019. Margaret Walker, Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will provide information and answers to your questions.
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is a Program Leader at LYRASIS. She coordinates LYRASIS Learning and teaches classes on preservation, digitization, and other topics related to cultural heritage institutions. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. Previously, she was an IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University, where her primary focus was writing a disaster plan for the library’s high density storage facility. Her background in library and archives preservation provides a strong basis for assisting LYRASIS members with their preservation and digitization projects. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.
Instructor: Margaret Walker
Margaret Walker is a Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), where she works with nine grant programs that support stewardship of humanities collections nationwide. She came to the NEH in August 2018 from Vanderbilt University, where she was the assistant curator of the Fine Arts Gallery. There she curated or co-curated exhibitions on topics including First World War posters, the American etching revival, the American circus, and portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler. She holds an A.B. in History from Princeton University and a M.Sc. with distinction in the History of Art, Theory and Display from the University of Edinburgh. Ms. Walker’s research interests include museum management and the intersection of the arts and the First World War. She also has taught Art Appreciation at Nashville State Community College and secondary mathematics in the Memphis City Schools and has published articles in Nashville Arts Magazine, History Today, The Magazine Antiques, and Sustainable Revenue for Museums (2019).