The Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society announces that it is one of 98 institutions in the United States, and one of only three in Connecticut, selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a general conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.
“We are very excited to receive a CAP program award which rarely go to all-volunteer organizations. This program will help to transform both our organization and our museum by providing us with expert guidance to facilitate better preservation of our collections, an important component of fulfilling our mission” says Alexia Belperron, President of the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society.
The CAP program is administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society is located at 1907 Litchfield Turnpike. Learn more at woodbridgehistory.org.
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation saves cultural heritage for future generations, protecting it from decay and destruction. Learn more about FAIC at www.culturalheritage.org/foundation.
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