Application: Please visit www.culturalheritage.org/cap for application information.
The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program is a joint effort of IMLS and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation to help small and mid-sized museums better care for their collections.
A CAP assessment is a study of an institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its collections care policies and procedures. The assessment involves a site visit by collections and building assessors, who spend two days touring the museum and interviewing staff and governing officials. The assessors then prepare a comprehensive report that outlines recommendations for improving collections care.
A CAP assessment may assist small and mid-sized museums by:
- Providing recommendations and priorities for collections care specific to your collections
- Facilitating the development of a long-range preservation plan
- Serving as a fundraising tool for future collections projects
How can my institution apply?