Application: Visit www.culturalheritage.org/cap for application information and the status of current application availability.
Please note that applications are currently only being accepted for an organization to administer this program through a new cooperative agreement with IMLS. Interested and eligible applicants can find the Notice of Funding Opportunity here (PDF, 530KB).
The Collections Assessment for Conservation (CAP) program is designed 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