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Conservation Assessment Program

From: Kristen Overbeck <koverbeck>
Date: Monday, September 11, 2000
2001 CAP application to be released October 6, 2000

The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP), funded by the Institute
of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by Heritage
Preservation, will release the 2001 application on Friday, October
6, 2000. Beginning on this date, the CAP application may also be
downloaded from <URL:>.

The 2001 CAP application be accepted on a first-come, first-served
basis until the postmark deadline of December 1, 2000.  Applications
will only be sent to institutions that have requested to be on the
mailing list.  To receive an application or confirm your address,
please contact

    Kelsey Scouten
    Heritage Preservation
    1730 K Street NW, Suite 566
    Washington, DC 20006-3836
    kscouten [at] heritagepreservation__org

CAP is one-time grant is designed to provide small museums with the
expertise of conservation professionals.  The grant and a minimal
match by the museum cover the costs for a general conservation
assessment of the museum's collections, environmental conditions,
and sites.  CAP assessors spend two days on-site and three days
writing a report identifying the museum's conservation priorities.
The professional advice shared during the site visit and in the
assessment reports can form the basis for improved collections care,
long-range planning, and fund-raising for conservation.

In its 10th year of service to the field, CAP has made a significant
contribution to improving the care of museum collections and
structures. Grants have been awarded to 1,703 museums in all 50
states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Mariana
Islands, and Puerto Rico. Further information about CAP, sample
application forms, and success stories from former CAP participants
may be found at

2000 Conservation Assessment Program Grants Announced

On September 1, 2000 the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP)
announced that 150 grants were made in 2000.  Awards were made to
museums in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Northern Mariana
Islands, and Puerto Rico.  The complete list of the 2000 CAP grant
recipients is available at

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:17
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 12, 2000
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Received on Monday, 11 September, 2000

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