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Subject: Conservation Assessment Program

Conservation Assessment Program

From: Kristen Overbeck <koverbeck>
Date: Monday, November 1, 1999
Funding is still available for the 2000 Conservation Assessment
Program (CAP). CAP grants are awarded to eligible museums on a
first-come, first-served basis and funding is still available for
the 2000 application cycle.  Please encourage museums you know to
submit their materials as soon as possible. Applications must be
postmarked by December 1, 1999.

CAP is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
and administered by Heritage Preservation.  The program provides
funding for professional conservators to conduct a general survey of
a museum's collections, environmental conditions, and sites.  The
assessment process and resulting reports can help museums develop
strategies for improved collections care, long-range planning, and
fund-raising. Museums with collections and sites that can be
surveyed in two days may apply for CAP.  Institutions with living
collections may use CAP to assess conservation needs of both their
living and non-living collections.  Museums located in historic
structures (buildings more than 50 years old) will also be awarded
an architectural assessor.  CAP requires recipients to contribute a
modest match to meet full assessment costs.

The 2000 CAP application may be downloaded from Heritage
Preservation's web site at
<URL:>.  To receive a hard copy
of the application, or for more information, please contact

    Kyra Skvir
    <kskvir [at] heritagepreservation__org>


    Conservation Assessment Program
    Heritage Preservation
    1730 K Street, NW
    Suite 566
    Washington DC 20006-3836

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