The Intermuseum Conservation Association (ICA) is pleased to announce its third annual “Subsidized Survey Program.” The purpose of the program is to help a cultural institution identify its preservation needs. The information gained through the assessment can help an institution raise funds or apply for grants to address those preservation needs.
The ICA will offer a collection survey focusing on a pre-selected group of artifacts within an institution. An ICA conservator will visit the institution to examine the objects on-site for up to two days, and written condition reports and treatment recommendations will be provided. The institution will be asked to contribute only the travel costs associated with on-site visit(s). Any non-profit cultural institution that can demonstrate a commitment to collections care is eligible to apply for this survey.
The application form can be found here. Applications can be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed and are due October 30, 2009. Preference will be given to applicants in Ohio and its adjoining states. Contact Director of Education Nicole Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.658.8700 with any questions.
The Intermuseum Conservation Association is the oldest not-for-profit regional conservation center in the United States. Founded in 1952, the ICA treats artifacts of all types including paper-based materials, paintings, textiles, outdoor sculpture and architectural elements, and three-dimensional objects in many media.