collection assessment grants available online

Heritage Preservation recently announced their new online applications for the 2011 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) are now available at CAP funds support assessor professional fees, travel costs, and on-site expenses, making it possible for museums to obtain a professional conservation survey at a low cost. All participants receive a collections assessment. Museums with buildings older than 50 years receive additional funds for a historic structure assessor to identify priorities for care of the building(s). For institutions with living collections such as nature centers, botanical gardens, and arboreta, CAP can fund a specialist to assess the living collections.

The application deadline is January 21, 2011. CAP is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by Heritage Preservation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of collections. For more information or any questions, please contact Sara Gonzales, CAP Coordinator, at or 202-233-0831.