Deadline: February 28, 2024
Application: Please visit Foundation for Advancement in Conservation to apply.

Program Overview:
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

Past Participants: View recent CAP participants here: Participating Museums (

February 28, 2024