Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program
With funding from IMLS, FAIC is beginning the process to hire two CAP staff members and create the CAP Steering Committee. New forms and procedures will be developed in the coming months in consultation with IMLS, and assessments will begin in 2017. Program updates will be provided regularly.
This information will help you select a qualified conservator who can provide sound, ethical preservation services for your art objects, artifacts, and other items of historic and cultural value.
Before searching for a conservator, learn more about the field. Read through these guides to familiarize yourself with the field of conservation and how they do their work.
Learn about the field of conservation. Read through our list of Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about conservation and other conservation-related topics.You may also want to familiarize yourself with some Conservation Terminology >>
When selecting a conservator, seek sufficient information on the individuals under consideration. Ask each potential conservator for the following information:
Choosing a conservator is not always easy. Consider some of the following issues before making your choice:
When you have selected a conservator, you should expect the following standard practices in your experience in working with them:
Use our Find a Conservator tool to search for a peer-reviewed conservator in your area.
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