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Texas Historical Commission - Improving Collections Care with the CAP Program

Thu, Jun 3, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT- Are you looking to improve your museum’s collections care but don’t know where to begin? Do you have a long list of things you’d like to accomplish but struggle with limited staff and resources? The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation’s (FAIC) Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program can help small and mid-sized museums by providing a road map to help you distinguish your critical needs from less important tasks. Join us to learn more about the CAP program and how turning to outside consultants for an assessment might benefit your museum (even if you already know what needs to be done). Tiffani Emig from FAIC will be joined by CAP grant recipients Sara-Jayne Parsons from The Art Galleries at TCU and Crystal Stanley from the Lehnis Railroad Museum & Visitor Center in Brownsville.

Tiffani Emig is the Programs Director & Administrative Manager at the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation. She worked with the Institute of Museums and Library Services to reshape the CAP program when FAIC began administering it in 2016. She previously served as Curator of Collections for a small industrial history museum in greater Pittsburgh, PA. Tiffani received a BA in History from Denison University and an MA in History: Archival, Museum, and Historical Editing Studies from Duquesne University.

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