[OR_Archaeology] NEH CONSERVATION GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
susan.white at state.or.us
Thu Aug 26 10:46:39 PDT 2010
NEH CONSERVATION GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
National Endowment for the Humanities grants are available to plan and
implement preventive conservation projects that prolong the useful life
of humanities collections.
NEH is encouraging projects that explore and implement sustainable
preservation measures that are designed to mitigate the greatest risks
to collections rather than to meet prescriptive targets.
The NEH's Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program offers
two kinds of awards: planning grants up to $40,000 and implementation
grants up to $400,000.
Planning grants can help institutions identify realistic approaches for
mitigating risks to collections; examine passive and low-energy
alternatives to conventional energy-intensive systems for managing
environmental conditions; and analyze existing climate control systems
and the performance characteristics of buildings and building
envelopes to develop a plan for improved operation, effectiveness, and
Implementation grants can support managing interior relative humidity
and temperature by passive methods; installing or re-commissioning
heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; installing storage
systems and rehousing collections; improving security and the protection
of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and
upgrading lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for
collections that are energy efficient.
The deadline for applications is Nov. 16. Program guidelines are on the
NEH Web site: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/SCHC.html U.S.
nonprofit museums, libraries, and archives, as well as state and local
governmental agencies and tribal governments with humanities collections
are eligible to apply.
To contact the NEH, email preservation at neh.gov or call 202-606-8570.
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