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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.

Apply for CAP

Learn more about the CAP program by reviewing the assessment process, eligibility requirements, costs, and benefits.

You may also wish to watch our What is CAP webinar. In the webinar you'll hear from CAP program staff about the program, including tips for applying.

You can also download a pdf of our CAP Sample Application.



Are you a conservation or preservation professional interested in performing general conservation assessments for the CAP program? Learn more about our Approved Assessor list.
CAP is supported through a cooperative agreement between FAIC and the Institute of Museum and Library Service.