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OSU Museum of Art to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The OSU Museum of Art has announced that it is one of 75 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the inaugural year of the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. 

Administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works, CAP assists museums in improving the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. A team of two preservation professionals will spend two days surveying the site and meeting with staff before preparing a comprehensive report that will identify preventive conservation priorities. The assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

Since 2013, the OSU Museum of Art’s collection has grown to include more than 4,000 objects. The museum expects the program to be a first step in the next phase of its collections care work.

“It has been thrilling to accept these gifts and to have an opportunity to expand our capacity to properly store these objects when not on exhibition,” said Victoria Rowe Berry, Director and Chief Curator of the OSU Museum of Art. “We are pleased to have the CAP program support to provide excellent service to our community and our growing collection.”

The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant making agency that supports museums and libraries.


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