SNRC has received a grant of $18,000 from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to be used for conservation and framing of artworks in the Center’s J.T. Moncravie Osage History and Culture Collection.
SNRC staff identified three pieces in need of conservation work and selected 70 pieces for framing and archival matting from the 143 pieces of art by Osage artists in the Moncravie Collection.
Moncravie, a member of the Osage Nation and a resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, died in May of 2013 after working for over two years with SNRC to establish a center for research in Osage history and culture. In addition to artworks, the Moncravie Collection includes books, photographs, and thousands of documents related to Osage family history.