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Indianapolis Museum of Art Receives a $1.5 Million Gift to Endow Senior Conservation Scientist Position

Gift from the estate of Otto N. Frenzel III fulfills required match gift for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $1.75 million grant awarded in 2008

A $1.5 million gift from the estate of Otto N. “Nick” Frenzel III has fulfilled a challenge grant to endow the Indianapolis Museum of Art senior conservation scientist position for the Museum’s Conservation Science Laboratory. The position, held by Dr. Gregory Dale Smith, was established through a $1.75 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant in 2008 which required a match of $1.5 million within three years. The $1.5 million match is part of a $1.8 million gift from Mr. Frenzel’s estate.

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