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Subject: Call for applications--CCAHA Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Programs

Call for applications--CCAHA Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Programs

From: Kimberly Magyar <pso<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is
seeking applicants for its Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk
Assessment programs.  Through funding from the National Endowment
for the Humanities (NEH), CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of
subsidized assessments for a total of just $350 each. These services
are valued at over $5,000.

Detailed information on the Preservation Needs Assessment Program
can be found at:


Information on the Risk Assessment Program can be found at:


If you have questions or want to discuss the suitability of this
program for your institution, please contact CCAHA's Preservation
Services Office, call 215-545-0613, <URL:>, or
email pso<-at->ccaha<.>org

About the Preservation Needs Assessment Program: Completing a
Preservation Needs Assessment is a key first step in the process of
caring for collections and is essential when seeking funding for
preservation and conservation initiatives.    The preservation needs
assessment process encompasses a general evaluation of the
institution's preservation needs for their collections and includes:
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 conducted by a CCAHA preservation expert, an
examination of the collections, and interviews with relevant staff.
The written report provides observations, recommendations, and
resources to serve as a guide in the development of a comprehensive
preservation plan for the collections.

Eligibility: Institutions with paper-based humanities collections
that are available to the public on a regularly scheduled basis and
that have national or regional significance are encouraged to apply.

About the Risk Assessment Program: A risk assessment is a necessary
first step for developing an Emergency Preparedness and Response
Plan.  Institutions selected to participate in the program will work
with a CCAHA preservation expert member to complete a one day
on-site consultation during which collections management policies
and procedures, facilities and building location, environmental
conditions, security and fire protection, pest and mold control, and
weather and geographic risks are analyzed.  The written risk
assessment report will provide observations, recommendations and
mitigation strategies, and resources to help the institution
mitigate risks and will also serve as a guide in the development of
an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for the collection and
the institution. In addition, CCAHA staff will review any subsequent
disaster planning documents and make suggestions for the successful
implementation of the emergency plan.

Eligibility: Small to mid-sized institutions with humanities-based
collections of regional or national significance are eligible and
encouraged to apply.

Additional eligibility requirements are on CCAHA's web site.

All applications must be received by Friday, April 19, 2013.

Established in 1977, CCAHA is one of the largest nonprofit
conservation facilities in the country.  CCAHA serves other
non-profit cultural, educational, and research institutions and
specializes in the treatment of art and historic artifacts on paper
and provides preservation education, training, and consultation.

Kimberly Magyar
Preservation Services Assistant
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:39
                 Distributed: Monday, February 25, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 20 February, 2013

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