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Subject: Call for applications--CCAHA Preservation Needs Assessment Program

Call for applications--CCAHA Preservation Needs Assessment Program

From: Laura Hortz Stanton <lhortzstanton>
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is
currently accepting applicants for its subsidized Preservation Needs
Assessment Program.  Information on eligibility and the application
process is below.  Application forms can be downloaded from
<URL:http://www.ccaha.org/surveys.php>.  If you have any questions
about the program, please contact Laura Hortz Stanton, CCAHA's
Director of Preservation Services at 215-545-0613 or via email at
lhortzstanton [at] ccaha__org.

A Preservation Needs Assessment is a key first step in developing a
preservation plan for collections.  In addition to pinpointing areas
of concern, the preservation needs assessment is widely recognized
as a valuable tool in fundraising for collections.

CCAHA's competitive subsidized Preservation Needs Assessment Program
for paper-based collections is being continued through the generous
funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Eligibility: If your institution owns a paper-based humanities
collection that is available to the public on a regularly scheduled
basis and has historical and educational significance, you are
eligible to apply for participation in CCAHA's subsidized
Preservation Needs Assessment Program. To be considered the
institution should demonstrate a strong commitment to collection
care, and the size of the institution's paper-based collection must
warrant a full day survey.  Institutions funded by the federal
government are not eligible.

Process: The preservation needs assessment process encompasses a
general evaluation of the institution's preservation needs for their
collection: environment (temperature, relative humidity, pollution
and light), housekeeping, pest control, fire protection, security,
and disaster preparedness; collection storage, handling, exhibition,
and treatment; and preservation planning.  The site visit consists
of a review of the site, an examination of the collection, and
interviews with relevant staff.  The written report provides
observations, recommendations, and resources to serve as a guide in
the development of a comprehensive preservation plan for the
collection.

Cost: Through funding from the National Endowment for the
Humanities, CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of subsidized
preservation needs assessments for $350.  The grant funding also
covers the assessor's travel expenses.

The deadline for application is Friday, December 7, 2007.
Additional deadlines may be posted after this date.

Application forms for the Preservation Needs Assessment Program can
be at <URL:http://www.ccaha.org>

If you have questions or want to discuss the suitability of this
program for your institution, please contact CCAHA's Preservation
Services Office at:

    Preservation Services Office
    Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)
    264 South 23rd Street
    Philadelphia PA 19103
    215-545-0613
    Fax: 215-735-9313
    ccaha [at] ccaha__org

Laura Hortz Stanton
Director of Preservation Services
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
264 S. 23rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-545-0613
Fax: 215-735-9313


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