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80 Museums Selected To Receive Customized Collections Assessments

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FAIC Contact: Tiffani Emig
Phone: 202-750-3346
Email: temig@conservation-us.org

IMLS Contact: Giuliana Bullard
Phone: 202-653-4799
Email: gbullard@imls.gov

80 Museums Selected To Receive Customized Collections Assessments
CAP Program helps museums improve long-term care of collections, buildings

Washington, D.C. – The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced that 80 institutions have been selected to participate in the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.

The 2018 participating museums represent a diverse array of disciplines, from the St. George Village Botanical Garden on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit, Michigan. These institutions serve communities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories, and include four museums in federally declared disaster areas, which received expedited Emergency CAP assistance.

CAP helps small and mid-sized museums improve the care of their collections by providing technical and financial support for conservation assessments of museum collections and buildings. Each museum will work with a preservation team that will visit the institution and prepare a customized report. The assessment reports allow museums to prioritize and build support for collections care for years to come.

The CAP program is administered by FAIC and funded by IMLS, a federal grant making agency that supports museums and libraries.

About FAIC
FAIC, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC at www.conservation-us.org/foundation.

About IMLS
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums and related organizations. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook, and Twitter.