Press Room

NMWA Chosen to Compete in Partners in Preservation Program

Apr 24 2013

Community will help determine which projects receive funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has been chosen to participate in Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative that will award $1 million in grants to Washington, D.C. metro area historic places. Partners in Preservation invites Washington, D.C. metro area residents, and anyone who loves the Capitol Region, to help choose the historic places they think most deserve preservation funding.

As one of 24 historic places selected, NMWA would use the funds to help to finance roof repairs. The building itself is seen as an embodiment of the museum’s mission—it is a place for women artists—and these funds will support vital roof repairs that will ensure the continued integrity of its structure and preservation of its art.

Vote, Share, Check-in and Snap to help NMWA
Beginning April 24 through May 10, the community is invited to visit NMWA’s page on PartnersinPreservation.com to help NMWA earn points by voting online and via mobile once a day, every day, sharing with friends on Twitter and taking photos on Instagram—using hashtag #NMWA for both—as well as checking in on Foursquare. The site that receives the highest number of points is guaranteed to receive grant funding.

At the end of the program, a Partners in Preservation advisory committee, comprising Washington-area civic and preservation leaders will recommend how the remainder of the preservation grants will be awarded. Full details on voting terms and how to earn points for sites can be found at PartnersinPreservation.com.

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