The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2019 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program from November 1st 2018, with a deadline of February 1, 2019.
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 collections 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.conservation-us.org/cap. CAP is administered by FAIC under a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).