Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP)m Program

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2020 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program from November 1, 2019, with a deadline of February 1, 2020.  Please join us for a FREE webinar, An Introduction to CAP, to hear more about the benefits of the CAP program and the application process.  The webinar will be held on November 12, 2019, at 2pm Eastern Time.  To register please go to our website at www.culturalheritage.org/cap.

The CAP program is open to small and medium-sized museums, zoos, aquariums, arboreta, and botanical gardens in the United States. Participating institutions receive funding for a general conservation assessment from a qualified collection and building assessor. The assessment is a study of all the institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care. The two assessors work collaboratively to provide institutions with prioritized recommendations for improved collections care. Assessments consist of preparatory work, a two-day site visit, a written report, and a one-year follow-up consultation. CAP is often a first step for small institutions that wish to improve the condition of their collections or develop a long-range preservation plan and can serve as a fundraising tool for future collections projects. Additional information on the CAP process, eligibility, and applications are available at www.culturalheritage.org/cap.  CAP is administered by FAIC under a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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