Current use funds are sought within the Capital Campaign, largely to allow the Hood the flexibility to support unique program proposals and take advantage of opportunities as they are presented. These funds may be applied to maintain professional memberships, sustain curatorial research, prolong the cycle of student-oriented programs, and hire/maintain temporary staff for short-term projects.
From a collections management perspective, the Hood needs to improve its onsite and offsite storage facilities. Custom-made racking and shelving would rationalize storage space and ensure appropriation conditions for objects in different media. Our conservation facilities require a new fit-out and a visitor study area. Students, patrons, and the general public should have the opportunity to see how art works are conserved, prepared for display by mounting and framing, and examined for art historical research purposes using the latest technological advances.
The Hood administrative offices were constructed to receive nine staff members in 1985, and currently this space is occupied by thirty-one staff and eight interns. A space audit is now necessary, and funds are needed to better adapt the available area to current requirements.
The Hood is responsible for all artworks on the Dartmouth campus. This includes current and planned public sculpture projects. Certain sculptures would benefit from a maintenance and resiting program, and others could be retrieved from storage and placed in agreed sites to enliven the campus.
For information about development opportunities at the Hood, please contact the Director's office at (603) 646-2348.
Last Updated: 7/5/11