Fast Fact Sheet: Conservation Project Support (2012)
Number of applications: 128
Total amount requested: $9,954,623
Number of awards: 31
Total amount awarded: $2,614,183
Total recipient match: $4,009,698
Conservation Project Support awards help museums identify conservation needs and priorities and perform activities to ensure the safekeeping of their collections. The grants are awarded through competitive peer review and require, at least, a 100 percent match by the applicant. These grants help museums develop a logical, institution-wide approach to caring for their collections. The program is an essential component of the Institute’s goal of sustaining cultural heritage as a means of creating and sustaining a nation of learners. Applicants apply for the project that meets the institution’s highest conservation needs.
"Conservation Project Support grants provide much-needed assistance to museums in their efforts to protect the collections they hold in trust for the public. This year’s CPS awards will help conserve a wide array of collections: paintings, textiles, mosaics, historic artifacts, furniture, manuscripts, photographs, digital recordings, outdoor sculptures, 500-year-old sundials, trees, even live sharks! Conserving and providing access to these and other collections helps to fuel innovation, inspire the development of new knowledge, and boost global understanding."
- IMLS Director Susan Hildreth
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, we help communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning. To learn more about IMLS, please visit www.imls.gov.