National Heritage Responders

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

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Need help from a conservator? Call 202-452-9545 or use our Find a Conservator tool.

What we do


Collections Care

FAIC manages several initiatives and resources to help collections managers and volunteers care for the objects and artworks under their purview. For smaller collections with limited staff, Connecting to Collections Care is a fantastic resource that offers webinars and forums moderated by professionals in the field. STASH holds a searchable database of storage information. CAP is our newest initiative, through a partnership with IMLS, that will allow us to pair conservators with collections to perform assessments of both the objects and the buildings they are housed in. FAIC also manages Regional Angels Projects, which bring volunteers to collections in need.

Connecting to Collections Care

The Connecting to Collections Care (C2CC) community is an interactive resource that connects staff and volunteers at small museums, archives, and libraries with each other and with solid information about collections care. Read more or visit the site.

STASH

STASH (Storage Techniques for Art, Science and History collections) is based on the understanding that the best ideas for safe and sustainable storage and support come from collaborative solutions. Read more or visit the site. 

Collections Assessment for Preservation 

The CAP program will match professional conservators with participating museums to conduct assessments of their collections and will encourage the inclusion of building assessments, regardless of the age of the structures.  Learn more about CAP.

Regional Angels Projects

Help the experts assist small museums and libraries! Regional Angels Projects assist small collecting institutions by providing conservation volunteers to develop and implement a storage project that provides supplies (at no cost to the institution) and staff training. Learn more.