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Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Museum Contact: Kimberly Springle
Phone: (202) 730-0478
Email: [email protected]

FAIC Contact: Tiffani Emig
Phone: (202) 750-3346
Email: [email protected]

The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives is one of 80 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program, said Kimberly Springle, the museum and archives’ director.  

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.

“We are honored to be selected for the CAP program, which will assist in our efforts to preserve our collection, help us define our strategic goals, and provide us with the tools necessary to serve as a role model cultural institution,” Springle said.

“Simply by applying for the CAP program, Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage,” said Tiffani Emig, programs director for the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC).

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.

About Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives

The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives is located at 1201 17th St. NW and specializes in collections related to the history of the DC public education system. The museum is governed by the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn more by visiting sumnermuseumdc.org.

About FAIC

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (FAIC) supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC at www.conservation-us.org/foundation.  

About IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Its grant-making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.