Apply to the 2019 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program

Have Questions About the 2019 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program? Give Greater Hudson Heritage Network A Call at 914.592.6726! The Application Deadline is in Less Than A Month.
The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.
WHAT THIS GRANT FUNDS: Support is available for conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper (including individual drawings, watercolors, prints or photographs), textiles (including costumes, domestic textiles and upholstery), furniture, frames, sculpture, historical, ethnographic and decorative objects. Frames are an integral part of a painting and applicants must address frame condition and treatment when applying for painting conservation. Support is also available for treatment costs for supports, stands and mounts that are integral to the treatment of the object. Grants will support in-state transportation costs for the objects and/or the conservators, and the cost of insurance for the work(s) to be treated. Requests for treatment of outdoor sculpture must include the description of an on-going maintenance program already in existence, or one to be implemented, at your institution. An engineer’s report may be required for some sculptures.

WHAT THIS GRANT DOES NOT FUND: Grant will not support treatment of archival collections. Grant will not support staff salaries. Funds are not available for preventative care, re-housing or re-formatting of objects, purchases of storage furniture, or upgrading environmental systems.

IMPORTANT REMINDER! Our application process is PAPERLESS. You will apply using an online portal located on our website – the portal opens on Friday, March 1, 2019 and will remain open until 11:59 PM on Monday, June 3, 2019. You may log in and work on your application at any point during this time period. 
To access the online portal, and for more information on the application process, grant guidelines, and listings of past grantees please visit our website:

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