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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: Anastasia Matijkiw <amatijkiw<-a>
Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Applications Now Being Accepted for CCAHA's Preservation Needs
Assessment and Risk Assessment Programs

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

    <URL:http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2014/02/28/ccaha-s-preservation-needs-assessment-program-2>.

Information on the Risk Assessment Program can be found at

    <URL:http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2014/02/28/ccaha-s-risk-assessment-program-2>.

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, go to <URL:http://www.ccaha.org>
or email pso<-a t->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.
Additional eligibility requirements are available at

    http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2014/02/28/ccaha-s-preservation-needs-assessment-program-2

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 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 website (above)

All applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 28, 2014.

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.

Anastasia Matijkiw
Preservation Services Assistant
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-545-0613
Fax: 215-735-9313


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