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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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The Ney nabs preservation grant
The Elisabet Ney Museum has been awarded $150,000 toward its preservation efforts as part of a national campaign to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving public sites. The award was part of the Partners in Preservation project, which was created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The city-owned museum was one of 20 sites to participate in the campaign to receive a portion of $2 million in total funding. The money will be used to restore 18 exterior doors of the studio and former home of the famed sculptor for which the museum is named. Public voting helped determine the winners in the campaign, with more than 1 million votes online and at promotional events over a five-week period. The Ney Museum was the only Texas site among the 13 winners announced Wednesday.
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