The Door County Maritime Museum announces that it is one of 75 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.
Administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works, CAP assists museums in improving the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. A team of two preservation professionals will spend two days surveying the site and meeting with staff before preparing a comprehensive report that will identify preventive conservation priorities. The assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.
The Door County Maritime Museum expects the program to be a first step in the next phase of its collections care work.
“Collections are the most important resource of a museum: they are what make museums unique and, without them, the museum would not exist. Caring for collections makes them safely available to the public now while helping to preserve them for future generations,” said Amy Paul, executive director.
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. Learn more at dcmm.org, conservation-us.org/foundation and imls.gov.