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Symposium on Collection Care Funding Opportunities Set for May 26, 2010 Thursday, May 13, 2010

Posted by jcullinaneatcsl in genealogy, history, updates.
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The Connecticut State Library and Conservation ConneCTion are pleased to present a symposium, Collection Care Funding Opportunities: A Symposium for Museum and Libraries on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut.  This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the Connecting to Collections grant initiative.  As a result, there is no charge to attend this program, although registration is required.

Finding funding in these difficult economic times is a challenge all museums and libraries face.  It can be especially difficult to secure funding for collection assessments, training, supplies and conservation.  This symposium will feature representatives from federal grant organizations which provide funding for collection care and assessments, including Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program, the American Association of Museum’s Museum Assessment Program, and the Conservation Project Support Grant program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  In addition, the following state agencies and organizations in Connecticut that provide funding for collection care and historic preservation will be among the presenters, including the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, the Peer Advisory Network, and the Historic Preservation Division of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.  Museum professionals and private foundation administrators will also share their stories and insight on finding funding for collection care.

Participants will also have an opportunity to attend a “Meet the Funders” session following lunch, where they can discuss prospective projects at their institution with the speakers and representatives from the various federal and state agencies and receive information on the different grant programs.

To register or for any questions please email Kathy Craughwell-Varda, Project Manager for Conservation ConneCTion at conservation-connection@cslib.org .

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