Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program Applications are now open November 1st, 2018 – February 1st, 2019  

www.conservation-us.org/cap

The Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program provides small museums with support for a general conservation assessment, which is a study of all the institution’s collections, buildings, and building systems, as well as its policies and procedures relating to collections care. Participants who complete the program receive an assessment report with prioritized recommendations to improve collections care. Learn more at www.conservation-us.org/cap

Apply Now for Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia Grants

Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia is committed to contributing to a robust cultural community in the Delaware Valley area and supporting members’ efforts to build their knowledge and improve the field. We are accepting applications for two funding grants available to individual and institutional members of the region’s museum community. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2019.

Individuals planning on attending a national or regional conference can apply for the Gretchen Worden Memorial Award. This stipend is awarded to one deserving applicant to help cover the costs of travel and attending. This year, thanks to the generosity of the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, that applicant will receive $1,000. The award is named in honor of Gretchen Worden, who spent her career at the Mütter Museum and was an avid supporter of local, national, and international professional organizations. Learn more and apply.

For local cultural institutions interested in testing new programs or exhibits, the $2,000 John Alviti Fund For Museum Innovation could help cover those start-up costs. From the submissions, Museum Council will award only one grant. But submissions could be for anything from a new or expanded approach in programming to new methods in exhibitions, community engagement, and/or audience development. Ideas can vary in size, scope, and impact as longs as they have the potential to benefit both visitors and the field. The fund honors cultural leader John Alviti, an essential member of Museum Council known for sharing his in-depth knowledge of history, science, and technology, and for mentoring emerging museum colleagues. Learn more and apply.

Hometown Teams Exhibit Available from Museum on Main Street, Smithsonian SITES

Hometown Teams will be at Penn College in Williamsport, PA in partnership with the Little League Museum  during the Little League World Series — from June 30 to September 8, 2019. There is the possibility of adding other venues in the Pennsylvania following the Williamsport showing.

Information about Hometown Teams and a video trailer can be found on our website https://museumonmainstreet.org/content/hometown-teams#ExhibitionDetails. The fee for an 8 to 10 week booking would be about $1500 plus outgoing shipping.