Springfield Museum to participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation program

The Springfield Museum is excited to announce that it is one of 80 institutions across the country selected to participate in the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.
CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.
According to Springfield Museum Curator Madeline McGraw, “This grant will allow the Museum to pinpoint which areas we should improve, and help us create a long-term plan for preserving our collections and our building.”
“Simply by applying for the CAP program, the Springfield Museum has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage,” said Tiffani Emig, programs director for FAIC, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works.
The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency that supports museums and libraries.
The assessment will take place at some point this summer.
Regular museum hours are 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free.For more information, visit us on Facebook or call 541-726-2300. Information about FAIC can be found at www.conservation-us.org/foundation.



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