CAP Grant Awarded

Plymouth Antiquarian Society to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society announces that it is one of 79 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The Society will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the Society prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

Executive Director Anne Mason shared that participating in this program is especially significant this year as the Society celebrates its 100th anniversary. “Since 1919 the Antiquarian Society has dedicated its efforts to preserving and sharing local history. We have a large and important collection of artifacts and archival materials in our three historic houses. As we start our second century we are committed to giving them the best care and making them more accessible to the public.”

The CAP program is administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency that supports museums and libraries.