Library Grants
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
 
NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Deadline: December 1, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities' Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grants help cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. US libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations are eligible. All applicants, whether applying for planning or implementation projects, are required to focus on sustainable preventive conservation strategies.

To help an institution develop and assess preventive conservation strategies, planning grants of up to $40,000 support activities such as site visits, risk assessments, planning sessions, monitoring, testing, modeling, project-specific research, and preliminary designs for implementation projects. Planning grants must focus on exploring sustainable preventive conservation strategies. To help an institution implement a preventive conservation project, implementation grants of up to $350,000 are available. Implementation projects should be based on planning that has been specific to the needs of the institution and its collections within the context of its local environment. It is not necessary to receive an NEH planning grant to be eligible for an implementation grant. Implementation grants may also cover costs associated with renovation required to implement preventive conservation measures such as the purchase of storage furniture and the rehousing of collections that will be moved into a new building.

For more information, visit the NEH website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/sustaining-cultural-heritage-collections.

- posted by Stephanie Gerding @ 7:37 PM
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