Fwd: [AASLH Hist House Mus] 2008 Conservation Assessment Program Applications Are Now Available!
- This is a great program!
Illinois Association of Museums
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
From: jimena.rojas <jimena.rojas@...>
Sent: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 8:37 am
Subject: [AASLH Hist House Mus] 2008 Conservation Assessment Program Applications Are Now Available!
2008 Conservation Assessment Program Applications Are Now Available!
The FY2008 CAP applications are now available! To receive an
application, call the CAP staff at 202-233-0800 or download it from
Heritage Preservation' s Web site, www.heritagepreserv ation.org. The
postmark deadline for applications is December 1, 2007. Heritage
Preservation' s CAP is supported through a cooperative agreement with
the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
CAP helps small to mid-sized museums of all types, from art museums to
zoos, obtain a general assessment of the condition of their
collections, environment, and historic buildings. Following an on-site
assessment by a conservation professional, the museum receives a
written report recommending priorities to improve collections care.
This report assists museums in educating staff and board members on
conservation practices, creating long-range and emergency plans, and
raising funds to improve the care of their collections. For museums
with buildings more than 50 years old, CAP also supports an assessment
by a historic building assessor. A second assessment (re-CAP) is
available to organizations who participated in CAP prior to 2001.
For more information, contact CAP staff at 202-233-0800 or