Library Services Conservation Project Support Grant

Posted on August 11, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Institute of Museum and Library Services Calls for 2007 Conservation Project Support Grant Applications

Deadline: October 1, 2006

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (<a href="http://www.imls.gov/">http://www.imls.gov/</a>) is accepting grant applications to the agency’s FY 2007 Conservation Project Support program.

CPS awards matching grants to help museums identify conservation needs and priorities and perform activities to ensure the safe-keeping of their collections. The institute funds four types of collections: non-living, natural history/anthropology, living plants, and living animals.

There are seven categories of Conservation Project Support activities. Applicants should apply under the category that best meets their institution’s highest collections care needs (living animal collections are eligible to apply for the last three categories): General Conservation Survey — to broadly assess all of the museum’s collections and environmental conditions; Detailed Conservation Survey — to systematically examine, item-by-item, all or part of a museum’s collections; Treatment — to conserve, preserve, or stabilize collections; Environmental Survey — to assess a museum’s environmental conditions, including temperature, relative humidity, and light; Environmental Improvements — to improve and/or stabilize climatic conditions such as light, temperature, relative humidity, vibration, mold/fungus, pests, or air pollutants; Research — to conduct innovative conservation research projects with potential benefits to the field of conservation; Training — to train staff (including volunteers and interns) in conservation and collections care (IMLS encourages applications in this category from institutions that will provide professional internships for museums that have suffered disaster-related damages).

The institute will provide up to $150,000 for successful grant proposals. For Impact Projects (proposals with broad-reaching effects that benefit multiple institutions), the maximum is increased to $250,000. All applicants may also apply for up to $10,000 in additional funds for an Education Component that will educate the general public about their conservation project.

Visit the IMLS Web site for grant guidelines and application instructions.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003806/imls">http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10003806/imls</a>

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: <a href="http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml">http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml</a>


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