Good Will Home Association (L.C. Bates Museum)

Log Number: IGSM-251401-OMS-22

Informed by reports from its participation in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program and the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), the L.C. Bates Museum will engage a conservator to conduct preservation treatments on 23 individual 1800’s bird mounts and one mounted sailfish. In partnership with the Central Kennebec Heritage Council, the museum will conduct a workshop on the topic of caring for natural history specimens. Volunteers and interns will assist with project activities, and the museum will provide related programs for rural students and families, such as docent-led tours of the collection and the opportunity to learn from a conservator at work. Activities will include a written evaluation and the museum will share project results through social media and newsletter updates.