Mellon Foundation awards $500K grant

To preserve photography of the past, the Image Permanence Institute at RIT has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to collect, refine and disseminate information about the material nature of photographs in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

This project includes three primary activities—research and documentation of the material nature of photographic and photomechanical objects, outreach to current and potential audiences and internships for young professionals in the field of photographic preservation.