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Subject: UMCA Preservation Assistance Programs

UMCA Preservation Assistance Programs

From: Melinda Markell <umca<-a>
Date: Friday, January 14, 2005
Upper Midwest Conservation Association is now accepting applications
for its Subsidized Survey and Mentoring Programs.  These programs
offer preservation assistance at a reduced rate to qualifying

The Subsidized Survey program provides a two-day on site general
collections assessment with a follow up report.  The extensive final
report offered with this program is a great tool to use in creating
preservation plans and seeking out further funding for preservation
projects.  This program is offered at a rate of $450 plus travel,
room, and board.  This program is especially useful to those
institutions with smaller budgets or to those who have been
unsuccessful in applying to federal programs.  The application
process for this program is simple, applicants submit a letter
stating the institution's desire to have a survey including a
general description of the institution and collections, its
preservation needs, and the person(s) responsible for preservation

The Mentoring program provides consulting to qualified applicants
who wish to improve their preservation practices through specific
identified projects.  Projects must enhance the care of the
institution's permanent collection.  Projects can involve the
creation of a preservation plan, seeking out grant funding for a
specific conservation project, the design of storage facilities,
upgrade of HVAC systems, etc.  Two trips will be made by a staff
conservator of the UMCA Field Services Department to assist
identified staff, volunteers and any other appropriate personnel in
completion of the project.  Direct assistance by phone and email
will also be provided in addition to these visits as needed to
complete the project. This is a free program with a nominal charge
of $200 toward travel and related expenses.  Interested institutions
should obtain an application form from the UMCA Field Services

The deadline for both of these programs is February 15, 2005.  They
are offered to institutions located within the states of Iowa,
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

To obtain further application materials, please contact

    Melinda Markell
    Field Services Coordinator
    umca<-a t->qwest< . >net

Melinda Markell

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:32
                Distributed: Saturday, January 22, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-32-005
Received on Friday, 14 January, 2005

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