Abbe awarded $150,000 grant

BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum has been awarded a $150,000 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant, one of 217 awarded to museum projects across the U.S. totaling more than $25 million, will fund the design, fabrication and installation of the Abbe’s new permanent exhibit, “People of the First Light,” which will open in the spring of 2016.

“We are beyond excited about this opportunity, especially because of what it means for the Abbe in terms of preparing for the immediate future,” said Abbe President and CEO Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko.

Located in the Abbe’s downtown Bar Harbor facility, the exhibit will occupy approximately 2,100 square feet. Its content, artifacts, images and interactive and participatory elements will be informed by the Abbe’s recently adopted interpretive framework and input from its Native Advisory Council and Native advisors.






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