The grant was part of $25 million awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for 186 museum projects nationwide.
The money is to help the museum treat pottery and other ceramic vessels for transfer to the newly completed state Center for New Mexico Archaeology.
The museum in Santa Fe is administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
The University of New Mexico’s Harwood Museum of Art in Taos was awarded a $150,000 grant from the federal agency to establish a digital photography studio, photograph its collection and publish an online catalog.
The museums must match the federal grants with other sources of money.
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