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IMLS Conservation Project Support (CPS)

From: Jeannine Mjoseth <jmjoseth<-a>
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
IMLS Conservation Project Support Application and Guidelines
Available on IMLS Web Site

Technical assistance conference calls scheduled for Aug 21, 2008 and
Sep 3, 2008 to help applicants prepare proposals

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting
grant applications to the agency's FY 2009 Conservation Project
Support (CPS) program, and has scheduled two technical assistance
conference calls to offer museum professionals from around the
country a chance to ask questions and learn about the program.
Application guidelines are available on the IMLS website at
<URL:http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/conservProject.shtm>. The
application deadline is October 1, 2008.

The IMLS initiative, Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action
<URL:http://www.imls.gov/collections/index.htm>, and the
agency-funded report, A Public Trust at Risk, The Heritage Health
Index Report on the State of America's Collections
<URL:http://heritagepreservation.org/hhi>, highlight the dire need
for conservation and collections care in American museums, and IMLS
encourages all museums to consider submitting an application to
improve the care of their collections. Through the CPS program, the
Institute awards matching grants of up to $150,000 to help museums
identify their conservation needs and priorities, and to help them
ensure the safekeeping of their collections through the
implementation of sound conservation practices.

The Institute funds conservation activities for all types of
collections: Nonliving, Natural History/Anthropology, Living Plants,
and Living Animals. There are six categories of Conservation Project
Support activities:

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

IMLS has scheduled two audio conference calls to give prospective
applicants an opportunity to ask IMLS staff questions pertaining to
the Conservation Project Support program. Callers will need the
following information to participate:

    Thursday, August 21 at 3pm EST
    Conference ID#: 60865332; Dial-in#: 1-800-603-9527

    Wednesday, September 3 at 3m EST
    Conference ID#: 60868321; Dial-in#: 1-800-603-9527

For questions about the CPS program, contact

    Christine Henry
    Senior Program Officer
    202-653-4674
    chenry<-a t->imls< . >gov

or

    Mark Feitl
    Program Specialist
    202-543-4635
    mfeitl<-a t->imls< . >gov


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