Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program
The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program provides small and mid-sized museums with partial funding toward a general conservation assessment. The assessment is a study of all of the institution's collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care. Participants who complete the program receive an assessment report with prioritized recommendations to improve collections care. CAP is often a first step for small institutions that wish to improve the condition of their collections.
Current program participants can access program materials by logging in to the CAP Participant Portal.
The CAP program is not currently accepting applications. We will post information about future opportunities both on this website and at IMLS.gov. For any questions or if you would like to be added to our notification list for the next application cycle please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current assessors can find program materials and tools to assist in report writing on our Assessor Resources
Are you a conservation or preservation professional interested in performing general conservation assessments for the CAP program? Learn how to Become an Assessor