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7 Massachusetts projects awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants

The funding comes from $30.9 million in grants that were announced by The National Endowment for the Humanities on Jan. 14.

The Boston Athenaeum, shown in a 2018 file photo.

New grant funding for seven Massachusetts-based projects will help protect historic works of art, create new editions of centuries-old books, and build a database that can reveal the history of South Asian paintings through paint pigments.

The funding comes from $30.9 million in grants that were announced by The National Endowment for the Humanities on Jan. 14.

Nationwide, the grants support 188 projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia, and help preserve important works of art, literature, and history with modern technology and new resources.

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