Collections Assessment Grant Round II Info Session
Applications for the Collections Assessment Grant opens March 31, 2023. This initiative provides museums, historical societies, and other collecting institutions with information to improve care and access to their collections. Join us for an information session answering your questions about the application process for this upcoming opportunity.
Kathy Craughwell-Varda, Director, Conservation ConneCTion
Ken Wiggin, Treasurer, Connecticut Heritage Foundation
Lian Partridge, Grants Manager, CT Humanities
Dianne Trueb, Ellington Historical Society
The Collections Assessment Grant Program (CAG) provides small and mid-sized museums with a free assessment of their museum or archive collections. Successful applicants will receive a free half-day site visit from a museum curator or archivist who will examine collections on exhibit and in storage, and review policies and procedures related to collection care and management. Recipients will receive a collection assessment report with a prioritized list of recommendations for improving the care and management of collections. These recommendations are intended to help institutions improve the care of their collections, alert board members to collections care concerns, provide documentation that can support development of a long-range collection/preservation plan, and be used to fundraise for collection projects.
Applicants are encouraged to review the grant guidelines before completing an application. Additionally, before applying, organizations must contact Kathy Craughwell-Varda, Director of Conservation ConneCTion, at CSL.ConservationConnection@ct.gov to discuss your project. We are eager to help you submit a strong application and are available to review draft applications received at least two weeks before the grant deadline. Fill out your application starting March 31st! Application deadline is May 19, 2023.
To learn more about the program and projects funded by the Collection Assessment Grant please visit https://ctconservationconnection.org/collections-assess-grant.
The Collections Assessment Grant is a program of Conservation ConneCTion in partnership with the Connecticut Heritage Foundation and is funded by a grant from the CT Cultural Fund. The CT Cultural Fund is administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature.