Foundation for Advancement in Conservation

Log Number: CAP-250415-OMS-21

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) proposes to offer conservation assessments, for both collections and structures, to approximately 300 museums over a three-year period. The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program will build on the success of the program which has been in existence for 24 years. Key elements include providing two-person teams to assess collections and buildings, regardless of the age of the structures; linking museums to training and other resources as needed; structured follow-up sessions with museums and assessors nine to twelve months after the assessment; training for assessors; and provision for rapid approval of assessments following emergencies.