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IMLS Conservation Project Support Application and Guidelines Available on IMLS Web Site

Monday, August 2, 2010


IMLS Press Contacts
Jeannine Mjoseth,
Mamie Bittner,

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting grant applications for the agency’s 2011 Conservation Project Support (CPS) program. Application guidelines are available on the IMLS Web site. The application deadline is October 1, 2010.

Through the Conservation Project Support program, the Institute awards matching grants of up to $150,000 to help museums identify their conservation needs and priorities, and to aide them in the safekeeping of their collections through the implementation of sound conservation practices.

The Institute funds conservation activities for all types of collections through the six CPS categories:

  • General Conservation Survey
  • Detailed Conservation Survey
  • Environmental Survey
  • Environmental Improvements
  • Treatment
  • Training

The CPS program is an important part of IMLS’s commitment to conservation, helping to fulfill the need addressed in the IMLS initiative, Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action, and the agency-funded report, A Public Trust at Risk, The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America’s Collections. IMLS encourages all museums to consider submitting an application to improve collections care.

For questions about the CPS program, contact Senior Program Officer Christine Henry, 202-653-4674,, or Program Specialist Mark Feitl, 202-653-4635,

Webinars with Conservation Project Support Grants Staff
IMLS offers an opportunity to discuss your application or general issues about the Conservation Project Support Grants program with the program staff. We do this through a webinar. We invite all interested people to join the webinar to learn more about the program, listen to comments from other participants, and ask any questions you might have. The webinar schedule is:

Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 3 pm Eastern Time
Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 3 pm Eastern Time

Webinar link:
Conference call number: 1-888-850-4523; Participant Passcode: 761243

Test your computer’s compatibility with Adobe Connect Pro by visiting the following link: We recommend you do this well before the conference begins.

Participants may begin logging in to the webinar up to 10 minutes prior to the conference start time. We recommend you log in to the webinar before calling the conference call line. If you do not have a computer available to you, you may participate solely through the conference call line.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit