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)

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Conservation Project Support program content on the IMLS Web site:
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