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Arizona Museum of Natural History selected to participate in collections assessment for preservation program

April 27, 2020 at 11:55 am

Arizona Museum of Natural History announces that it is one of 75 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 general 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.

"It has been one of my goals since starting to work at the Arizona Museum of Natural History to bring our collections up to the best standards we can and being accepted into CAP is just one step in doing that. Having fellow experts with different backgrounds come in and give advice is the kind of teamwork museums are known for!" Melanie Deer, Anthropology Collections Manager at the Arizona Museum of Natural History.

The CAP program is administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Visit the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa.

For more information about the museum please visit www.azmnh.org.

About FAIC
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation saves cultural heritage for future generations, protecting it from decay and destruction. Learn more about FAIC at www.culturalheritage.org/foundation.

About IMLS
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Museum Contact: Melanie Deer
Phone: (480) 644-4381
Email: melanie.deer@mesaaz.gov

FAIC Contact: Tiffani Emig
Phone: (202) 750-3346
Email: cap@culturalheritage.org