collections assessment opportunities near

The release of the 2012 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) application is less than two weeks away! If your museum is in need of an up-to-date assessment of preventive conservation practices and procedures, then the CAP program may be just right for you. A current conservation assessment is vital for formulating long-range conservation plans, gaining internal support for collections care projects, and obtaining conservation grants. Implementation of CAP assessment recommendations are eligible through 4Culture’s Heritage Collections Care program.

Please contact the CAP staff at or 202-233-0800 to be added to the application notification list. Please let the CAP staff know whether you would like to receive an email notification of the release of the application online, or whether you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the application via mail. Paper CAP applications will only be mailed to those who specifically request them.

The Conservation Assessment Program is administered by Heritage Preservation and is supported through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information visit

Image: CAP logo, courtesy of Heritage Preservation