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Subject: Call for applications--CCAHA Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Programs

Call for applications--CCAHA Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Programs

From: Laura Hortz Stanton <lhortzstanton<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Grant Opportunity
CCAHA's Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Programs

The application deadline for CCAHA's Preservation Needs Assessment
and Risk Assessment Programs is approaching.  All applications must
be received by April 30, 2012

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is
seeking applicants for its Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk
Assessment programs.  Through funding from the National Endowment
for the Humanities (NEH), CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of
subsidized assessments for $350.

Detailed information on the Preservation Needs Assessment Program
can be found at:

    <URL:http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2012-04-20/ccaha-s-preservation-needs-assessment-program>

Information on the Risk Assessment Program can be found at:

    <URL:http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2012-04-20/ccaha-s-risk-assessment-program>

If you have questions or want to discuss the suitability of this
program for your institution, please contact CCAHA's Preservation
Services Office, call 215-545-0613, go to <URL:http://www.ccaha.org>
or email pso<-at->ccaha<.>org

About the Needs Assessment Program: Completing a Preservation Needs
Assessment is a key first step in developing a preservation plan for
institutions and is essential when seeking funding for preservation
and conservation initiatives.

The preservation needs assessment process encompasses a general
evaluation of the institution's preservation needs for their
collections and includes: 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
collections, 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 collections.  In addition to pinpointing areas of concern, the
preservation needs assessment is also a valuable fundraising tool.

Eligibility: Institutions with paper-based humanities collections
that are available to the public on a regularly scheduled basis and
that have national or regional significance are encouraged to apply.
Additional eligibility requirements are on

    <URL:http://www.ccaha.org/uploads/media_items/preservation-needs-assessment-call-for-applicants-2012.original.pdf>

About the Risk Assessment Program: A risk assessment is a necessary
first step for developing an Emergency Preparedness and Response
Plan.  Institutions selected to participate in the program will work
with a CCAHA staff member to complete a one day on-site consultation
during which collections management policies and procedures,
facilities and building location, environmental conditions, security
and fire protection, pest and mold control, and weather and
geographic risks are analyzed.  The written risk assessment report
will provide observations, recommendations, and resources to help
the institution mitigate risks and will also serve as a guide in the
development of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for the
collection and the institution. In addition, CCAHA staff will review
any subsequent disaster planning documents and make suggestions for
the successful implementation of the emergency plan.

Eligibility: Small to mid-sized institutions with humanities-based
collections of regional or national significance in the Mid-Atlantic
region (PA, NJ, DE, MD, NY, DC, VA, and WV) are eligible and
encouraged to apply.  For additional eligibility requirements, see

    <URL:http://www.ccaha.org/uploads/media_items/risk-assessment-call-for-applicants-2012.original.pdf>

All applications must be received by Monday, April 30, 2012.

Established in 1977, CCAHA is one of the largest nonprofit
conservation facilities in the country.

CCAHA serves other non-profit cultural, educational, and research
institutions and specializes in the treatment of art and historic
artifacts on paper and provides preservation education, training,
and consultation.

Laura Hortz Stanton
Director of Preservation Services
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
215-545-0613
Fax: 215-735-9313


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