The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program with a deadline of February 28, 2024.
Participating institutions receive support 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. The CAP program is open to small and medium-sized museums, zoos, aquariums, arboreta, and botanical gardens in the United States. Please visit the CAP website www.culturalheritage.org/cap for more information about the program.
CAP is administered by FAIC under a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).