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National Heritage Responders

Is an Emergency Affecting your Collection? 

Is an emergency (such as a natural or manmade disaster) affecting your institution? Call our response team 24/7 at 202-661-8068.  
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Conservation Project Grants

Tru Vue Optium® Conservation Grant

This grant, funded by Tru Vue and administered by FAIC, supported projects in glazing applications for the preservation of museum and library collections.  This program is no longer offered.  It has been replaced by two new programs for international travel for professional development, funded by Tru Vue and administered by FAIC. See the Professional Development Scholarship page for details.

Past Tru Vue Optium® Conservation Grant Recipients

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, TX
Parade flag from Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Framing of masterworks

Cincinnati Art Museum
Degas, Renoir, and Poetic Pastels

University of Alaska Museum of the North
Two drawings on seal skin
Flint Institute of Arts, MI
Protective glazing for works on paper

Rockingham Free Public Library, VT
Historic display case retrofitting

Newark Museum Association, Newark, NJ
Going Modern: Art From the Harlem Renaissance
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples, FL
Artwork in the "C'mon Fine Art Collection"

Friends of Old Ship Meeting House, Hingham, MA
Architectural features

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
The Four Freedoms by Norman Rockwell

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Three Morris Louis paintings

The Fairbanks House, Dedham, MA
Textile samplers

New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, Peebles Island, NY
Washington Headquarters State Historic Site open storage

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Works by Norman Bel Geddes

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
View of an Ideal City and Mary Magdalene

Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Fount by Mequitta Ahuja

New York Historical Society, New York, NY
Hudson River School paintings

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Brilliant Line: Following the Engraver, 1480-1650

The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA
Portrait of Rear Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson

Newark Museum Association, Newark, NJ
Mary Cassatt's Jenny Cassatt with her Son, Gardener and Marsden Harley's Still Life -- Calla Lillies

Other Resources

See also the Regional Angels Grant, which supports volunteer conservators in projects benefiting collections in need.

For those seeking funding for other conservation projects, here are some suggestions for locating funding sources:

Didn't find the grant or scholarship you were looking for? Try these pages: