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Subject: Subsidized preservation surveys

Subsidized preservation surveys

From: Virgilia Rawnsley <ccaha>
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Call for applicants: CCAHA's Subsidized Preservation Overview

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
<URL:> Preservation Overview Survey Program for
paper-based collections is continuing through the generous funding
of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

A Preservation Overview Survey assists in setting priorities for
preservation in your institution, and developing a preservation
program for your collections.  The survey is instrumental in
acquiring grant funding for preservation projects.

Process: The survey process encompasses a general evaluation of the
institution's preservation needs for the collection: environment
(temperature, relative humidity, pollution and light), housekeeping,
pest control, fire protection, security, and disaster preparedness;
collection storage, handling, exhibition, and treatment; and
preservation planning.  The site visit consists of a review of the
site, an examination of the collection, and interviews with relevant
staff to identify your preservation needs.  The written report
provides observations, recommendations, and resources to serve as a
guide in the development of a comprehensive preservation plan for
your paper-based collection.

Cost: For a greatly reduced rate, you receive a full day's review of
the preservation needs of your institution.  The cost for this
overview survey is only $350, which includes travel expenses for the
surveyor.  After the visit, you receive an extensive report that
provides you with a resource to begin long-term preservation

Eligibility: If your institution owns a paper-based humanities
collection that is available to the public and has historical and
educational significance, you are eligible to apply for
participation in CCAHA's subsidized Preservation Overview Survey
Program.  Institutions funded by the federal government are not
eligible because the program is funded by the National Endowment for
the Humanities.

Deadline: A limited number of subsidized surveys are available
through this grant.  The postmark deadline for application is July
1, 2004.  Additional deadlines may be posted after this date.

To request an application form or to receive additional information,
please contact:

    Preservation Services Office
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA  19103
    Fax: 215-735-9313
    ccaha [at] ccaha__org

Congress created the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1965
as an independent agency that supports education, research,
preservation projects, and public programs in the humanities.

CCAHA, established in 1977, is a non-profit conservation laboratory
serving other non-profit cultural, educational, and research
institutions, as well as private individuals and organizations.
CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art and historic
artifacts on paper.  It also offers on-site consultation services;
educational programs and seminars; internships, fellowships, and
apprenticeships; and emergency conservation assistance.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:55
                Distributed: Thursday, February 19, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-55-005
Received on Wednesday, 11 February, 2004

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