UNION — The Union County Museum has been awarded a $7,190 conservation grant by Heritage Preservation of Washington DC through the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP).
“We are proud to announce our approval to participate in the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP),” Peter Triggiani, Assistant to the Museum Director said Friday. “This grant will assist us in our efforts in the conservation of both our historic museum artifact collections and, as we own historic properties, the conservation assessment of our historic structures.”
Administered through Heritage Preservation of Washington, DC, CAP is a program where professional conservators spend two days on-site at a museum conducting a assessment and three days writing a report with prioritized recommendations. Heritage Preservation, with the assistance of the Institute of Museum and Library Services funds the program, up to $7,190.
Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit dedicated to the preservation of the nation’s artifacts. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
“CAP gives our museum technical advice from a conservation or preservation professional,” Triggiani said. “The assessors will observe the current condition of our collection and evaluate conditions affecting our collections in exhibit, storage, and working areas. The assessors will then produce a report documenting the assessment findings. CAP reports can provide the blueprint for helping our museum improve collections care, develop a long-range conservation plan, and raise awareness and funds for the museum’s conservation needs.”
Triggiani also announced that the museum has also been awarded a certificate of completion by the American Alliance of Museums for the “Museum Assessment Program,” Organizational Assessment.
“By participating and completing MAP, our museum has demonstrated a commitment to striving for excellence and meeting standards and best practices in the museum field,” Triggiani said.
This story was provided by the Union County Museum.