Posted by: kansaschern | September 10, 2012

NEH Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grants

U.S. nonprofit museums, libraries, archives, and educational institutions can apply for grants to plan and implement preservation strategies that pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact.

Apply for planning grants of up to $40,000 (with an option of up to $50,000) to bring together interdisciplinary teams that might reevaluate environmental parameters for collections and examine passive (nonmechanical) and low-energy alternatives to conventional energy sources and energy-intensive mechanized systems for managing collection environments.

Apply for implementation grants of up to $350,000 to manage interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods; install heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; install storage systems and rehouse collections; improve security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and upgrade lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient.

Deadline: December 4, 2012

Guidelines: http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/sustaining-cultural-heritage-collections

FAQs: http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/sustaining-cultural-heritage-faqs_2012.pdf

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