National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

Country: United States

Amount:  $50,000-$350,000

Total Funds Available: $1,800,000
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Term:  2-5 years

Deadline:  January 13

Summary

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity. Cultural institutions, including libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations, face an enormous challenge: to preserve humanities collections that facilitate research, strengthen teaching, and provide opportunities for lifelong learning. To ensure the preservation of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art, and historical objects, cultural institutions must implement measures that slow deterioration and prevent catastrophic loss from emergencies resulting from natural or human activity. They can accomplish this work most effectively through preventive conservation. Preventive conservation encompasses managing relative humidity, temperature, light, and pollutants in collection spaces; providing protective storage enclosures and systems for collections; and safeguarding collections from theft, fire, floods, and other disasters.

Application Protocol

Apply via Grants.gov

Grant Website

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

Theme

Archives, Cataloging, Digitization, Education, Libraries, Museums, Preservation, Research, Technology, Web Resources

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