Conservation Project Support Program

Note to applicants: The FY 2013 Museums for America program now incorporates proposals previously solicited through the Conservation Project Support program. Read FAQ on FY13 museum program changes. (PDF, 224 KB)

Visit the Museums for America grant program page.

Access FY 2012 Conservation Project Support program Guidelines Online

Conservation Project Support program content on the IMLS Web site:
Elephants in the African elephant enclosure at the Memphis Zoo.
Blog Post: Engaging with Elephants: The Ultimate Undergrad Research Experience

August 29, 2013 09:34 AM
Research students at the Memphis Zoo designed a behavioral study to see how the elephants responded to a floor change in the African elephant enclosure. Read More

 
Aimee Ducey, conservation program intern from New York University, removing accretion from the sacred Hawaiian cloak.
April 2009: Interns Help Restore Sacred Hawaiian Cloaks


The Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, will exhibit three newly-repaired 'ahu 'ula, sacred feather cloaks worn by male members of the Hawaiian ali’i, or chiefs, when it reopens the renovated Hawaiian Hall in August. Read More

 
Blessing Christ, before and after. St. Louis Art Museum.
June 2006: Conservation of Polychrome Sculpture, Blessing Christ


Blessing Christ is one few examples of medieval Spanish sculpture represented in American museum collections. Having not been on view for over 30 years, its condition was extremely fragile, before an IMLS grant enabled the St. Louis Art Museum to stabilize the piece. Read More