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Sent: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 9:45 am
Subject: [AASLH Hist House Mus] Call for Applicants- CCAHA's Preservation Needs Assessment Program
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The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is
currently accepting applicants for its subsidized Preservation Needs
Assessment Program. Information on eligibility and the application
process is below. Application forms can be downloaded from the CCAHA
web site at: http://www.ccaha. org/surveys. php. If you have any
questions about the program, please contact Laura Hortz Stanton, CCAHA's
Director of Preservation Services at 215-545-0613 or via email at
CALL FOR APPLICANTS
CCAHA Offers Subsidized
Preservation Needs Assessments
A Preservation Needs Assessment is a key first step in developing a
preservation plan for collections. In addition to pinpointing areas of
concern, the preservation needs assessment is widely recognized as a
valuable tool in fundraising for collections.
CCAHA's competitive subsidized Preservation Needs Assessment Program for
paper-based collections is being continued through the generous funding
of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
If your institution owns a paper-based humanities collection that is
available to the public on a regularly scheduled basis and has
historical and educational significance, you are eligible to apply for
participation in CCAHA's subsidized Preservation Needs Assessment
Program. To be considered the institution should demonstrate a strong
commitment to collection care, and the size of the institution' s
paper-based collection must warrant a full day survey. Institutions
funded by the federal government are not eligible.
The preservation needs assessment process encompasses a general
evaluation of the institution' s preservation needs for their collection:
environment (temperature, relative humidity, pollution and light),
housekeeping, pest control, fire protection, security, and disaster
preparedness; collection storage, handling, exhibition, and treatment;
and preservation planning. The site visit consists of a review of the
site, an examination of the collection, and interviews with relevant
staff. The written report provides observations, recommendations, and
resources to serve as a guide in the development of a comprehensive
preservation plan for the collection.
Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, CCAHA is
able to offer a limited number of subsidized preservation needs
assessments for $350. The grant funding also covers the assessor's
The deadline for application is Friday, December 7, 2007. Additional
deadlines may be posted after this date.
Application forms for the Preservation Needs Assessment Program can be
found on CCAHA's website: www.ccaha.org <http://www.ccaha. org/> .
If you have questions or want to discuss the suitability of this program
for your institution, please contact CCAHA's Preservation Services
Preservation Services Office
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 545-0613
Fax: (215) 735-9313
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Congress created the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1965 as an
independent agency that supports education, research, preservation
projects, and public programs in the humanities.
CCAHA, established in 1977, is a non-profit conservation laboratory
serving other non-profit cultural, educational, and research
institutions, as well as private individuals and organizations. CCAHA
specializes in the treatment of works of art and historic artifacts on
paper. It also offers on-site consultation services; educational
programs and seminars; internships, fellowships, and apprenticeships;
and emergency conservation assistance.
Laura Hortz Stanton
Director of Preservation Services
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 S. 23rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: lhortzstanton@ ccaha.org
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