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Subject: UMCA Awarded Grants from NEH and IMLS

UMCA Awarded Grants from NEH and IMLS

From: Helen Alten <umca>
Date: Monday, August 17, 1998
The Upper Midwest Conservation Association (UMCA) in Minneapolis, MN
announces that it has been awarded grants from the National
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and
Library Services (IMLS).  The NEH grant supports programs provided
by UMCA's Field Services department including workshops, mentoring,
preservation planning surveys, distribution of printed information,
and emergency planning assistance.  The IMLS grant supports two of
the upcoming workshops described below.

UMCA recently established Mentoring and Subsidized Survey Programs.
The Mentoring Program provides concentrated, continuing help and
support to a limited number of participating non-profit
organizations to improve collections care practices and management.
The organizations selected for the first two-year period of the
program are: Carelton College in Northfield, MN; the Civic Fine Arts
Center in Sioux Falls, SD; and the Stillwater Public Library in
Stillwater, MN.

The Subsidized Survey Program provides an opportunity for cultural
institutions with limited funding to obtain assistance in
identifying preservation needs.  Six surveys were awarded, three
focusing on general objects collections and  three concentrating on
library and archival collections.  The institutions awarded
subsidized surveys are: Iowa Weslyan College in Mt. Pleasant, IA;
the Lake Region Heritage Center in Devils Lake, ND; the North Lee
County Historical Society in Fort Madison, IA; the Kandiyohi County
Historical Society in Willmar, MN; the Jane Goodall Institute's
Center for Primate Studies at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul,
MN; and the Experimental Aircraft Association Aviation Center,
Oshkosh, WI.

UMCA is a non-profit regional center for the preservation and
conservation of art and artifacts, providing treatment, education,
and training for museums, historical societies, libraries, and other
cultural institutions.  For additional information about UMCA, visit
our web site at <>.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:18
                  Distributed: Monday, August 17, 1998
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Received on Monday, 17 August, 1998

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