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Subject: Conservation Assessment Program

Conservation Assessment Program

From: Maria Galban <mgalban<-a>
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2005
The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) is a technical assistance
program administered by Heritage Preservation and supported through
a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library
Services. The program is seeking qualified conservators to conduct
general assessments of small to mid sized museums.  We are
particularly interested in recruiting conservators working in the
Southeast, Mountain Plains, and Western regions of the United

CAP is geared to help small to mid sized museums; applications are
non competitive and accepted on a first come first served basis. The
program provides eligible museums with a general conservation survey
and covers the costs associated with a site visit and assessment
report by a conservator approved as a CAP assessor. The number and
geographic locations of participating museums vary from year to
year. To assist museums in finding qualified professionals to
conduct assessments, Heritage Preservation provides participating
museums with the names of approved CAP assessors in their region.
Museums located in historic structures have assessments conducted by
both a conservator and a historic preservation architect.  As the
preservation needs of an historic structure and the collections are
interrelated, this collaboration is vital to the assessment's

The goal of the CAP assessment is to give the museum a basis on
which to form plans and policies for the long term care and
preservation of its collections.

To be approved as a CAP Assessor, conservators must have the
following qualifications:

    1.  evidence of conservation/ preservation training

    2.  at least five years of experience in the field

    3.  experience conducting general conservation assessments (a
        broad study of museum policies, procedures, and conditions
        which relate to and affect collections care.)

If you are interested in becoming a CAP assessor, please contact

    Maria Galban
    202 233 0832
    mgalban<-a t->heritagepreservation< . >org

For more information on CAP see

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