Conservation Assessment Program

To support the efforts of museums to conserve the nation's historic, scientific, and cultural heritage.

The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Heritage Preservation, Inc.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

CAP is appropriate for small to medium-sized museums.

All types of museums, including historic houses, botanical gardens, anthropology museums, ethnic museums, and zoos are eligible to participate in CAP.

Agency - Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of Federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute serves as a leader in providing services to enhance learning, sustain cultural heritage and increase civic participation.

Program Accomplishments

In FY 08, 101 museums participated in the program.

Uses and Use Restrictions

CAP funds an overall assessment of the conditions of a museum's environment and collections to identify conservation needs and priorities.