Friday, September 7, 2012

FREE preservation survey

ICA is pleased to invite applications for its 6th Annual Subsidized Survey. Each year, ICA selects one collecting institution to receive this free service. The goal of the award is to help the recipient institution identify its preservation needs. The information gained through the assessment can help the institution prioritize or raise funds to address those preservation needs. ICA will offer one collection survey focusing on a select group of artifacts within an institution. An ICA conservator will visit the recipient institution to examine the objects on-site for up to two days, and written condition reports and treatment recommendations will be provided. The selected institution will be asked to contribute only the travel costs associated with on-site visits. Any non-profit cultural institution that can demonstrate a commitment to collections care is eligible to apply for this survey. The application can be found at: Applications may be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to the ICA by Monday, November 12, 2012. If you have questions, please contact ICA Education Outreach Officer, Jennifer Souers Chevraux at jennifersc@ica-artconservation, or 216.658.8700. -- Ed Vermue Special Collections and Preservation Librarian Oberlin College Library 415 Mudd Center 148 West College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545 Ph: (440) 775-5043 Fax: (440) 775-8739