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de Saisset Museum receives grant

Sunday, May. 4, 2003

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 5, 2003 Santa Clara University’s de Saisset Museum was recently awarded $258,635 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.

NEH funds will go toward the purchase and installation of high-density storage units to house the museum’s extensive collection of 10,000 artifacts. “The new system will make the museum’s important collection much more accessible for teaching and outreach purposes,” said Rebecca Schapp, director of the de Saisset Museum. “The price tag for the complete project is $517,762,” Schapp said. The balance, after the NEH grant, is the museum’s contribution.

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“Many of these humanities projects will contribute significantly to our citizens' understanding American history and culture,” said NEH Chairman Bruce Cole. “It is my pleasure to announce the latest round of NEH grants, including those that support the goals of the Endowment's We the People initiative, for projects that will broaden access to significant documents, support our nation's scholars and teachers, and deepen our understanding of our nation and the world in which we live.”

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be closed from April 18-21 and July 4-7. Admission is free. For more information, call the de Saisset Museum at 408-554-4528 or visit

About the de Saisset Museum

The de Saisset Museum at  Santa Clara University is the  South Bay’ s free museum of art and history. The museum was founded adjacent to the Mission Santa Clara de Asís on the Santa Clara University campus in 1955 and is currently one of only two museums in the South Bay accredited by the American Association of Museums. The de Saisset Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets objects of art and history for the educational and cultural enrichment of all people. The museum achieves its mission through an active program of exhibitions, collections, education programs and publications.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,060 students’ rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. masters’ universities, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at



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