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Subject: Subsidized preservation surveys

Subsidized preservation surveys

From: Chris Bruno <cbruno<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2005
CCAHA's Subsidized Preservation Overview Surveys

CCAHA's 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 can assist you in setting priorities for preservation in your
institution, and developing a preservation program for your
collections.  The survey can also help your institution acquire
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 can receive a full day's
review of the preservation needs of your institution.  The cost for
this overview survey is only $350, which will include travel
expenses for the surveyor.  After the visit, you will receive an
extensive report that will provide you with a resource to begin
long-term preservation planning.

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

Deadline: A limited number of subsidized surveys are available
through this grant.  The deadline for application is July 1, 2005.
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<-a t->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.

Christina Bruno
Preservation Services Administrator
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 South 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fax: 215-735-9313

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