[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2010-12-2

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Dec 2 09:31:37 PST 2010

In this issue:
1.  Cultural Trust materials available
2.  OHS to host dozens of authors Sunday
3.  Collections emergency training to be offered
4.  Costume grants available for museums
5.  Planning, implementation grant applications due
6. Two organizations seek archival, building proposals


The Cultural Trust is pleased to partner with you on increasing support
for your organization and to advance Oregon culture.

It has created a new brand "This is Culture" and materials to help you
promote the value of the Trust and its tax credit for donations to
cultural organizations such as yours. The new materials include a
lightweight insert explaining the tax benefits of cultural giving, and
an easy-peel window cling -- to tag any glass surface -- box office,
storefront, car or front door window -- with the "This Is Culture"

Samples of these materials and an order form can be viewed online. You
can view/download the sample sheet, order form and individual pieces at

The Trust distributed $1.47 million in grants this year to dozens of
organizations across the state. In addition, thousands of its donors
were eligible to take a tax credit for donations to heritage
organizations like yours. It doesn't matter how much you give, what
matters is participation.  Encourage donations 24/7 at
www.culturaltrust.org.  Put the word HERITAGE in the notes field if
donating online. If you pay by check write HERITAGE on the check's memo
line, or if you donate over the phone mention the word HERITAGE. 


The Oregon Historical Society will host a celebration of Oregon authors
from noon-5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Oregon History Center, 1200 SW Park Ave,

The event includes dozens of authors reading, signing and selling their
latest books. For more information, visit www.ohs.org 


Candidates are now being sought to participate in the Foundation of the
American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response
Training program, funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and
Library Services.  A four-and-a-half day workshop on emergency response
for conservators and allied professionals will be offered March 28-April
1 in San Diego and April 25-29 in Houston.

The advanced training program for conservators and allied professionals
that will add approximately 40 new "collections emergency response team"
members to the existing group of 60 certified responders.  Since 2008,
responders have assisted over 40 cultural institutions in the U.S. and
Haiti. Candidates will be trained to assess damage and initiate salvage
of cultural collections after a disaster has occurred. Participants will
be selected to bring expertise in a variety of specialties and will be
trained to a high level in emergency response procedures, damage
assessment methods, salvage techniques, and the organization and
management of a recovery operation. In return for training, they will be
expected to make a committed effort to respond to an emergency when
requested by FAIC. Thus, a force of conservators and other museum
professionals trained in the same body of knowledge, to the same level,
and using the same methods, will be available to work together on short
notice to assess damage and to organize and carry out initial salvage
operations for institutions holding collections.

There is no registration fee required for the training, and
participants will receive support for travel, hotel, and meals.
Selection of participants will be made on a competitive basis.  For
application forms, selection criteria, and additional information about
the program, please go to the AIC website at
http://www.conservation-us.org/2011training  or contact Eric Pourchot
at 202-661-8061; faicgrants at conservation-us.org.


The Costume Society of America is offering collection care grants
intended to assist the costume and textiles collections of small museums
(including historical societies,
historic houses or sites, and other similar institutions) that have
limited budget and staff. Funding may be used to support the care,
conservation, and/or exhibition of costume and textiles that have
historic, regional, or other significance and are intended for

These grants, first awarded in 2003, may be used for appropriate
supplies or display items, the services of a consultant or specialist,
or other projects which relate directly to the institution's costume
collection and foster the care or use of the collection at a level
appropriate to the particular collection's most pressing needs. 

The application deadline is Feb. 1. For more information, visit


The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering planning and
implementation grants to historical and cultural organizations. The
deadline for applications is Jan. 12.

The planning grants are available for projects that may need further
development before applying for implementation. This planning can
include the identification and refinement of the project’s main
humanities ideas and questions, consultation with scholars, preliminary
audience evaluation, preliminary design of the proposed interpretive
formats, beta testing of digital formats, development of complementary
programming, research, or the drafting of interpretive materials. 

The implementation grants support the final preparation of a project
for presentation to the public. 

For more information visit


The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program is seeking proposals from
partners and organizations interested in providing database hosting,
records storage and public access to its records.  All interested
parties are invited to respond by Dec. 30.  Among the services sought
are hosting the program database, serving as repository for its analog
records, exploring options for digitization, and marketing. For a
complete copy of the request, contact Sharon Leighty at  503-400-7884 or
 cfr at oregonfb.org 

The City of Ashland is requesting proposals from qualified professional
firms or individuals to revise and expand its existing Historic District
Design Standards to bring the standards in line with the Secretary of
the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and to provide greater
internal consistency between the Historic District Design Standards and
our other Site Design and Use Standards. Proposals are due Dec. 30. 
Work is to be completed by Aug. 15. For more information, visit
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