Lightner Museum to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program
St. Augustine, FL —The Lightner Museum 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 museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.
“Lightner Museum has made tremendous strides over the decades in managing its voluminous and diverse holdings of nineteenth century art and material culture. In developing our strategic plan and eventual accreditation, we realize that there is always room for improvement. CAP will provide us another set of eyes to enable us to reach this important chapter in our future.” – Museum Director, Robert Harper.
The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency that supports museums and libraries.