CCAHA is accepting applications for its Philadelphia Stewardship Program through July 1, 2013. This program is comprised of four grant-funded tracks designed to aid nonprofit institutions in the Philadelphia area in caring for their collections.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that CCAHA is one of 817 nonprofits nationwide to receive an NEA "Art Works" grant. CCAHA is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support a postgraduate fellowship.
Pennsylvania's first constitution, written by Benjamin Franklin (among others) in 1776, has been described as the most democratic in America. It recently traveled from the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg to CCAHA for conservation treatment.
The repeated rolling and unrolling of hanging scrolls means that almost all that come to CCAHA for treatment have a similar problem—horizontal creases. This was true for several hanging scroll paintings that recently arrived from Bryn Mawr College.
The Conservation Treatment Grant Program, administered by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, in association with the New York State Council on the Arts, provides support for conservation treatment of objects in collections of museums and historical/cultural organizations in New York.
Photographic media are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This workshop will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more.
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online.
One of the most important steps an institution can take to safeguard its collections is to be prepared in an emergency or disaster. This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery.