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Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director, 05/05/2014 - 06/26/2015); Susan Hildreth (Project Director, 06/26/2015 - present)
PE-50122-15
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, 2015-2016

Disaster preparedness workshops and preservation advice for staff at cultural heritage institutions in the West and the Pacific.  A total of 37 workshops would be held for 555 staff participants, including 22 hybrid workshops combining online and in-person training on writing disaster plans; 5 in-person workshops on testing disaster response plans; and 10 in-person workshops on creating and funding preservation efforts.  The project would also support the WESTPAS preservation information service, which addresses 10-15 queries per week via website, emergency phone, and preservation reference service.

On behalf of WESTPAS, the Peninsula Library System, San Mateo, California, proposes a two-year preservation education and training project to deliver to heritage institutions in the West and the Pacific the following services: - 22 hybrid workshops (a combination of on-line instruction and in-person training) on writing plans for disaster response and collection salvage - 5 one-day in-person workshops on testing disaster response plans to identify institutional vulnerabilities and promote networking to increase effectiveness of disaster response - 10 one-day in-person workshops on creating and funding preservation projects to enhance care of collections - WESTPAS preservation information service, including website, 24/7 emergency phone service, and email/telephone preservation reference service.

Project fields: Public History
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $349,037 (approved); $349,037 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Laura Stanton (Project Director, 05/05/2014 - present)
PE-50128-15
Preservation Services for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Underserved Regions of the US

A preservation field service program that would offer workshops for over 1,000 cultural heritage professionals, conduct 45 preservation surveys, and provide technical consultations and educational materials to thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country.

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) requests funding support to continue and broaden the reach of the activities of CCAHA's preservation field services program through preservation planning activities, educational programs, and outreach services.

Project fields: Arts, Other; History, Other
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $349,887 (approved); $349,887 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016

Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL 60115)
Drew VandeCreek (Project Director, 05/05/2014 - present)
PE-50129-15
From Theory to Practice: Extending the Reach of Digital POWRR Preservation Workshops

The development and delivery of six workshops on digital preservation methods for 150 archivists, librarians, and other cultural heritage professionals, aimed particularly at those from small and medium-sized institutions.

This proposal seeks Endowment support for the presentation of a minimum of six one-day workshops (half in 2015 and half in 2016) across the United States, providing a minimum of 150 archivists and librarians with intensive, practical hands-on skills and advocacy tools that fill gaps often experienced by those trying to translate digital preservation and curation theory into actual practices. Although other digital preservation programs currently exist, the Library of Congress and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance note that they are insufficient to meet demand and are not always aimed at this particular audience. If Endowment support becomes available, the proposed program's staff members will use this existing curriculum, revising and improving it as necessary to reflect new developments in this rapidly-changing field. We seek in particular to bring this workshop to information professionals at smaller, less financially secure institutions.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $195,000 (approved); $195,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) (Washington, DC 20006)
Lori Foley (Project Director, 05/05/2014 - 08/10/2015); Jessica Unger (Project Director, 08/10/2015 - present)
PE-50132-15
Alliance for Response 2015-2016: A National Program on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Management

Two county-based forums and six webinars for cultural heritage managers and emergency response personnel as part of the Alliance for Response (AFR) program to help new and existing network members develop, manage, and maintain cooperative disaster networks.  Each forum would reach an audience of 125 participants, while the webinars would reach the 23 current AFR networks.  Once archived on the AFR Web site, the webinars would be available free of charge to the public.  The program would also expand its current outreach to link major emergency management and first response associations with the cultural heritage community.

Humanities collections throughout the country are vulnerable to emergencies, from localized flooding to region-wide catastrophic events. Alliance for Response educates stewards of humanities collections on how cultural heritage institutions and emergency management agencies can collaborate to implement networks, plans, and policies that reduce the risk of damage to collections. Relationships with emergency management agencies are key to protecting collections, but few cultural heritage institutions have formal connections and few emergency management agencies include cultural heritage in official disaster planning. In this next phase of Alliance for Response, Heritage Preservation will pilot two county-based forums; present six webinars to help new and existing network members organize, manage, and maintain robust cooperative disaster networks; and expand its ongoing cultural heritage educational outreach campaign to major emergency management and first response associations.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $190,330 (approved); $190,330 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2016

Midwest Art Conservation Center (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Colin Turner (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PE-50109-14
Regional Preservation Field Service Program

A regional preservation field service program that strengthens preservation practices and the care of humanities collections at hundreds of museums, historical organizations, libraries, and archives in five states of the Upper Midwest. Activities include training workshops, disaster response services, preservation needs assessments and surveys, the loan of environmental monitoring equipment, and information and outreach services.

The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) requests continued funding for its Regional Preservation Field Service Program. This program strengthens the preservation practices and collections care at cultural repositories in the Upper Midwest, resulting in increased public access to the treasures in this region. During the proposed NEH grant period (2014-2015), MACC's Preservation Services program will improve preservation practices at hundreds of institutions by providing: collections care and preservation related workshops; disaster response services and preparation training; preservation planning surveys; collections care information; grant preparation assistance; and other related collection improvement services. The program has demonstrated very successful outcomes and measurable results, keeps its programming accessible to even the smallest institutions in the region, is staffed by knowledgeable conservators and preservation experts, and is devoted to this region's collections.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation; Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $332,500 (approved); $332,500 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Patricia Ford (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PE-50110-14
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Five regional workshops and nine webinars presented by the Image Permanence Institute on managing environmental conditions for humanities collections in sustainable ways for staff members of museums, libraries, and archives. Participants would explore strategies for reducing energy costs and consumption in cultural repositories without sacrificing the preservation quality of collection environments.

A third round of the Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments series will allow IPI the opportunity to provide information about defining and achieving an optimal and sustainable preservation environment to hundreds more institutions around the country. Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on preservation research along with the tools and strategies that will enable staff in collecting institutions to make informed, strategic decisions regarding sustainability that result in responsible collections care, energy cost savings, and carbon footprint reduction. The concepts and processes to be presented are based on years of preservation research and field experience with energy saving strategies and environmental management methods.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $190,000 (approved); $190,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2014 – 2/29/2016

Lyrasis (Atlanta, GA 30309-2955)
Alix Bentrud (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - 07/02/2015); Laurie Arp (Project Director, 07/02/2015 - present)
PE-50111-14
LYRASIS Preservation Field Services Project

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, and educational materials to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Rocky Mountain and Western Plains regions, as well as U.S. jurisdictions in the Caribbean, reaching up to 300,000 individuals.

LYRASIS proposes to provide preservation field services for organizations in its membership region that hold and provide access to humanities collections and resources. The project will provide education and training, consulting expertise, reference support and information resources to raise awareness of preservation issues, strengthen preservation needs assessment and planning, and improve preservation policies and practices. Project activities will meet the needs of different types and sizes of institutions, but will focus especially on preservation within the context of small and mid-size libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums. These institutions hold extensive and valuable paper, audio, video, photographic and digital collections acquired over many years to support education, research, and public programming in the humanities.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $265,000 (approved); $265,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Michele Marincola (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PE-50112-14
Training for Conservation and Preservation of Material Culture for Humanities Access

Graduate education in the conservation of art and material culture collections, with support for guest lecturers, adjunct faculty, and stipends for up to three students each year.

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, requests funding in the amount of $200,000 to support Training for Conservation and Preservation of Material Culture for Humanities Access, to provide two years of financial aid for three students and funding for adjunct faculty and guest lecturers. Conservators play a critical role in the preservation of and access to our cultural heritage, including artifacts, collections, specimens, structures or sites identified as having artistic, historic, scientific, religious or social significance. A significant portion of this material inheritance is at risk of damage and loss. Specialized training is necessary to educate conservators. As the only U.S. program that offers a dual graduate degree in art history and conservation, the Conservation Center prepares graduates to preserve our material culture and collaborate in humanities research.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $180,000 (approved); $180,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Debra Norris (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PE-50113-14
Graduate Education in the Preservation of Historic, Ethnographic, and Decorative Arts Objects, Furniture, Textiles and Photos

Graduate education in the conservation of humanities collections. Support would be provided for guest lecturers and stipends for nine students over two years specializing in the conservation of objects, textiles, furniture, photographs, or works on paper.

This proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities seeks $200,000 to support the education and training of nine Master's-level students over a two-year period. Grant funds will provide stipends for fellows in the disciplines of painted decorative surfaces, objects, furniture, paper, photographs, or textiles. Many of these students may also minor in preventive conservation. We also request that a portion of the cost of honoraria for special guest lecturers in these disciplines be funded. To date, the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation has trained 334 professional conservators in the examination, analysis, treatment, and stabilization of art and artifacts, as well as the general principles of collections' care. Trained professionals are essential to the survival of our material heritage, and NEH support of the education and training for our students will help to ensure that such professionals are available.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $180,000 (approved); $180,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Howard Besser (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PE-50115-14
Education and Training for Moving Image Specialists

Scholarships through New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program for up to 24 internships at cultural heritage institutions located in the New York metropolitan region and nationwide.

The Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is requesting funds to offer financial support to students while they perform internships in important humanities collections. This funding will place 24 students in 24 internships in the next two years. Historians, educators, and researchers in a variety of disciplines ranging from anthropology, cultural studies, and literature to communications theory and philosophy, rely on audiovisual collections. However, most moving image collections are still largely neglected, deteriorating, and facing imminent loss. As one of only a few graduate programs in the world focused on training audiovisual archivists, MIAP is preparing future professionals to cope with the transition of older media to digital formats, and to ensure that audiovisual materials are accessible. Internships contribute to the students' education and to the internship sites' efforts to make collections available.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $181,000 (approved); $181,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2014 – 8/31/2016

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) (Washington, DC 20006)
Eric Pourchot (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PE-50116-14
Professional Development for Conservators: Providing Preservation and Access for the Humanities

Professional development through workshops offered around the country for conservators responsible for the care of humanities collections. Up to 17 advanced conservation workshops would be held for an estimated 546 conservators. Five new workshops would be developed on such topics as sustainable collections care practices, media consolidation for manuscripts on parchment, and photographic chemistry for preservation.

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) seeks funding to support 17 presentations of 8 courses over a two year period, including 8 online presentations. This initiative is part of FAIC's expanding program of professional development for conservators of cultural heritage, and builds on the successes and lessons learned from previous programs. An estimated 546 conservators and allied professionals will participate. 20 scholarships will increase access for conservators in under-served regions through travel stipends. Workshops will take place in four states, the District of Columbia, and online.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $165,000 (approved); $165,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

Educopia Institute (Atlanta, GA 30309-3578)
Katherine Skinner (Project Director, 05/06/2013 - present)
PE-50119-14
Chronicles II: Digital Newspaper Preservation Training and Education

Convening a national assembly of cultural organizations, newspaper publishers, and press associations to address the preservation of born-digital newspapers. The meeting would focus on the role of each stakeholder in ensuring that digital news content is preserved over the long term.

The Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the University of North Texas, Virginia Tech, and the University of Kentucky, requests funding to develop a national "Train-the-Advocate" program comprising in-person and Web-based modules. It will be used to train a national cadre of advocates who can facilitate the preservation of digital newspaper content and foster crucial new collaborative relationships between newspaper publishers, state and national press associations, and libraries and other memory organizations.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $35,000 (approved); $35,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - 06/26/2015); Susan Hildreth (Project Director, 06/26/2015 - present)
PE-50089-13
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, 2013-2014

Workshops on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and collections care management that would result in disaster plans for libraries and archives in 11 western states and three Pacific territories.

On behalf of WESTPAS, the Peninsula Library System, San Mateo, California, proposes a two-year preservation education and training project to deliver to heritage institutions in the West and the Pacific the following services: - 6 two-part in-person workshops on writing plans for disaster response and collection salvage - 5 two-part “blended” workshops (a combination of webinar instruction and in-person training) on writing plans for disaster response and collection salvage to more remote institutions - 6 one-day workshops on testing disaster plans to identify institutional vulnerabilities and promote networking to increase effectiveness of disaster response - 10 one-day workshops on creating and funding preservation projects to enhance care of collections - WESTPAS preservation information service, including website, 24/7 emergency phone service, and reference service

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY 14222-1004)
Patrick Ravines (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - present)
PE-50092-13
Graduate Student Fellowships for Conservation Education and Training

Graduate training for conservators specializing in the preservation of humanities collections, including historical objects, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, paintings, works on paper, books, and photographs.

The Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College submits this grant proposal requesting funding to support education and training fellowships for graduate students in a three-year art conservation program from the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation and Access Education and Training Grant program.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $170,000 (approved); $170,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies (Mount Carroll, IL 61053-1361)
Sharon Welton (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - 05/04/2014); Matthew Toland (Project Director, 05/05/2014 - present)
PE-50093-13
Collections Care Training Program at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies

Collections care training for staff from heritage institutions, particularly museums, libraries, and archives, to acquire essential skills for the care of humanities collections.

The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies requests $200,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support collections care training for museum, library, and archive personnel to develop and build the essential skills and knowledge required to care for and provide access to humanities collections. The Campbell Center???s national collections care training program will: (1) address the nationally documented need for training by providing collections care training to approximately 250 individuals from approximately 100 cultural institutions from across the nation each year; (2) provide much needed financial assistance to participants to subsidize training; (3) sustain and expand on- and off-site collaborative partnerships; and (4) maintain excellence in collections care training through its curriculum, instructors, and facilities.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $150,000 (approved); $150,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 4/30/2015

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Ingrid Bogel (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - 11/18/2014); Laura Stanton (Project Director, 11/19/2014 - present)
PE-50094-13
Preservation Services for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Underserved Regions of the US

A preservation field service program that conducts preservation surveys and workshops and that provides technical consultations and educational materials to libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations.

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) requests funding support to continue and enhance CCAHA's preservation services program through preservation planning activities, educational programs, and outreach services.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $290,000 (approved); $290,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
Jean-Louis Bigourdan (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - present)
PE-50095-13
Preserving Film Collections for the Future - An Essential Web Application

The creation and testing of a freely available web-based application, FilmCare.org, that would provide an authoritative source of information and an easy-to-implement decision-making tool for preserving all types and formats of film materials.

The Image Permanence Institute is seeking funding for a major education and training project dealing with best practices for preserving film materials in museums, archives, libraries, and other repositories. This project will create a web-based educational application, FilmCare.org, that will provide an authoritative source of information and facilitate the otherwise intricate decision-making process for preserving all types and formats of film materials and implementing best-fit preservation strategies for a wide variety of real-life situations. Through an interactive process, this free tool will guide users to identify the nature of film materials, to design and conduct condition surveys, to evaluate existing collection environments, to analyze findings, to simulate certain improvements and their impact on the collections, to choose between alternatives approaches, to implement the appropriate preservation plan, and to monitor the state of preservation over time.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $180,000 (approved); $180,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Northeast Document Conservation Center (Andover, MA 01810-1428)
Jessica Colati (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - 12/02/2012); Julie Martin (Project Director, 12/03/2012 - 01/17/2013); William Veillette (Project Director, 01/18/2013 - 05/07/2014); Jessica Bitely (Project Director, 05/08/2014 - present)
PE-50096-13
Pathways to Preservation Education: Increasing Access to Comprehensive Field Services for Physical and Digital Collections

A preservation field service program that provides surveys, workshops and seminars, technical consultations, and disaster assistance to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Northeast.

In 2013 and 2014, NEDCC will strengthen and expand accessible pathways to preservation education by delivering comprehensive physical and digital collections care information to both regional and national audiences, with an increasing focus on online learning opportunities. NEDCC will offer in-person workshops, web-based workshops, webinars, online courses, hybrid in-person and webcast conferences, consultations, assessments, reference services, disaster assistance, publications, and resources on the care of humanities collections. Curriculum, conferences, and survey reports will address the traditional needs of preserving tangible materials as well as new preservation challenges posed by digital humanities collections.

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $260,000 (approved); $260,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

Midwest Art Conservation Center (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Colin Turner (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - present)
PE-50098-13
Regional Preservation Field Service Program

A regional preservation field service program that strengthens preservation practices and the care of humanities collections at hundreds of museums, historical organizations, libraries, and archives in the Upper Midwest. Activities include training workshops, disaster response services, preservation needs assessments and surveys, the loan of environmental monitoring equipment, and information and outreach services.

The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) requests continued funding for its Regional Preservation Field Service Program. This program strengthens the preservation practices and collections care at cultural repositories in the Upper Midwest, resulting in increased public access to the treasures in this region. During the proposed NEH grant period (2013-2014), MACC's Preservation Services program will improve preservation practices at hundreds of institutions by providing: collections care and preservation related workshops; disaster response services and preparation training; preservation planning surveys; collections care information; grant preparation assistance; and other related collection improvement services. The program has demonstrated very successful outcomes, keeps its programming accessible to even the smallest institutions in the region, is staffed by knowledgeable conservators and preservation experts, and is devoted to this region???s collections.

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Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $125,000 (approved); $125,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA 02139-4307)
Nancy McGovern (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - present)
PE-50100-13
Digital Preservation Management: Effective Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Problems

The development of four curriculum modules, enhancement of online services, and comprehensive assessment of impact for the Digital Preservation Management workshop program, established in 2003.

The MIT Libraries request funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support Digital Preservation Management: Effective Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Problems 4, the final phase of curriculum development for this popular continuing education program. This two-year project will extend the curriculum through advanced modules with related additions to the tutorial, complete an impact assessment to measure the outcomes of delivering the workshop, apply the results to develop a shared model for measuring outcomes, and pilot sustainable train-the-trainer options to widen the instructor base.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $86,000 (approved); $86,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2013 – 2/28/2016

Amigos Library Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX 75244-3509)
Gina Minks (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - 05/27/2014); Charles Cason (Project Director, 05/28/2014 - present)
PE-50102-13
Amigos Library Services Southwest Imaging & Preservation Field Service

A regional field service program that provides workshops, consultations, preservation surveys, disaster response assistance, reference services, and educational materials on preservation and digitization to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations in the Southwest.

In the current economic environment, the work done by the Amigos Imaging and Preservation Service is more important than ever. Cuts in funding cultural heritage organizations have many scrambling on how to care for their collections. Amigos IPS strives to work with organizations who must find solutions to their preservation and imaging issues while working with diminished funding. Since 1991, Amigos IPS has been serving the Southwest and other areas of the Western United States not assisted by a preservation and imaging field service. IPS plays a critical leadership role throughout the region by helping cultural institutions to preserve and make accessible their unique collections. With the continued support from the NEH, Amigos will be able to carry on its highly-regarded services to ensure continued access to the to the rich cultural legacy of the Southwest.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $100,000 (approved); $94,609 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

Balboa Art Conservation Center (San Diego, CA 92163-1755)
Janet Ruggles (Project Director, 07/05/2012 - present)
PE-50104-13
Western Region Field Service Program (WRFSP)

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, technical consultations, and educational materials to museums and historical organizations in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.

Funding is requested for the WRFSP, which serves over 2,700 museums and historical organizations in the Western region (CA, AZ, OR, and WA)with collections of humanities value. Established in 2001 with NEH funding as the first and only field service program in the region designed to serve material culture holdings, the WRFSP was awarded four consecutive NEH grants and in 2012 supplemental funding. Since inception, WRFSP has exceeded stated objectives. Funding for 2013-15 will enable BACC to continue to expand services to meet needs while due to increased cost efficiencies, repositioning to grow project income, and diversification of contributed support, BACC will markedly reduce reliance on NEH funding. Principal program objectives for improving preservation of humanities resources are: workshops on preservation practices with a strategic balance of face-to-face and web-based formats; subsidized surveys with 3, new time and cost efficient types; consultations and technical assistance.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $190,000 (approved); $190,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James Reilly (Project Director, 07/06/2011 - present)
PE-50070-12
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments - Series #2

Four regional workshops for up to 400 staff members of museums, libraries, and archives and up to nine webinars on managing environmental conditions for humanities collections in sustainable ways. Participants would explore strategies for reducing energy cost and consumption in cultural repositories without sacrificing the preservation quality of collection environments.

NEH funded the first series of Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments workshops and webinars in 2009. A second series of this extremely successful project will get the word out about defining and achieving an optimal and sustainable preservation environment to hundreds of institutions around the country. The first round involved people in all but four US states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands. The project is national in scope and impact and is available to and accessible by institutions and individuals in every geographical region and from every type of collecting institution. Interest remains very high for up-to-date information on preservation research and the tools and strategies that enable staff to make informed, strategic decisions regarding sustainability that result in responsible collection care, energy cost savings, and carbon footprint reduction.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $168,000 (approved); $168,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

Lyrasis (Atlanta, GA 30309-2955)
Robin Dale (Project Director, 07/06/2011 - present)
PE-50072-12
LYRASIS Regional Preservation Field Services Project

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, and educational materials to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Rocky Mountain and Western Plains regions, as well as U.S. jurisdictions in the Caribbean, reaching up to 300,000 individuals.

LYRASIS proposes to provide education and training, reference and information services, and consultations to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations to improve their ability to preserve and provide access to humanities collections. These institutions hold extensive and valuable collections acquired over many years to support education, research, and public programming in the humanities. Through this project, LYRASIS will increase preservation knowledge and skills among staff at cultural heritage organizations, provide support for effective preservation planning and management, and strengthen local and regional preservation networks. The project also includes a series of hybrid face-to-face and web-based town hall meetings to foster discussion and collaboration on the issues and challenges of preserving humanities collections.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $275,000 (approved); $275,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Debra Norris (Project Director, 07/06/2011 - present)
PE-50075-12
Graduate Education in the Conservation of Historic and Decorative Arts Objects, Furniture, Textiles, & Photographs

Graduate education in the conservation of humanities collections. Stipends would be provided for up to five students per year specializing in the conservation of objects, textiles, painted and decorative surfaces, furniture, or photographs.

This proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities will support the education and training of 5 graduate students specializing in object, textile, painted and decorative surfaces, furniture, or photograph conservation for 2 years. A portion of guest speaker honoraria, travel, expendable teaching supplies, and research project expenses will also be funded. Since 1974, the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation has earned an international reputation for its humanities-based study of cultural heritage preservation. Our alumni have directly influenced the fields of art conservation, art history, history of technology, anthropology, and archaeology, and have ensured the availability of vulnerable cultural materials for scholarship, exhibition, and enjoyment. Trained professionals are essential to the survival of our material heritage, and NEH support of the education and training for our students will help to ensure that such professionals are available.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $170,000 (approved); $170,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Hannelore Roemich (Project Director, 07/06/2011 - present)
PE-50077-12
Conservation Training for Preservation and Access

Graduate education in the conservation of art and material culture collections. Stipends would be provided for up to three students each year.

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, requests funding from NEH to support Conservation Training for Preservation and Access in order to strengthen our premier graduate level program that trains the next generation of conservators. Conservators play a critical role in the preservation and access of our cultural property, such as objects, collections, specimens, structures or sites identified as having artistic, historic, scientific, religious or social significance. We now seek support over two years for Conservation Training for Preservation and Access directed toward providing financial aid for three Conservation students during each year of the grant period and supporting adjunct faculty and guest lecturers, for leading courses and presenting on a variety of topics relevant to current practices and topical issues, often open to the larger community.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $170,000 (approved); $170,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Howard Besser (Project Director, 07/06/2011 - present)
PE-50078-12
Graduate Education for Moving Image Specialists

Twenty internships at New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, which places students in cultural heritage institutions located in the New York metropolitan region as well as nationwide.

The Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts is requesting funds to offer financial support to students while they perform internships in important humanities collections. This funding will place 30 students in 30 internships over the next two years. Cultural heritage institutions continue to have a need for professionals who have the specialized knowledge and skills to care for audiovisual materials. As one of only a handful of graduate program in the world focused on training the next generation of audiovisual archivists, MIAP is preparing future professionals to cope with the transition of older media to digital formats, and to ensure that born-digital material is accessible in the future. Internships are not only essential to the education and training of students, but they also have a direct impact on the internship sites' efforts to preserve and provide access to their humanities collections.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $164,000 (approved); $164,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2014

Heritage Preservation (Washington, DC 20005-3408)
Lori Foley (Project Director, 07/06/2011 - present)
PE-50079-12
Alliance for Response: A National Program on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Management

Three Alliance for Response forums, an educational outreach campaign focused on developing sustainable partnerships between cultural institutions and emergency management and response officials, and the development of an online Response Resource Center.

Humanities collections throughout the country are vulnerable to emergencies, from localized flooding to region-wide catastrophic events. Alliance for Response: A National Program on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Management aims to educate stewards of humanities collections on how to collaborate with cultural heritage institutions and emergency management agencies to implement networks, plans, and policies that reduce the risk of damage to collections. Relationships with emergency management agencies are key to protecting collections, but few cultural heritage institutions have formal ones and few emergency management agencies include cultural heritage in official disaster planning. Training will take place at Alliance for Response Forums, and resulting cooperative disaster networks will gain knowledge and resources through an enhanced online Resource Center. This project will support Alliance for Response through it's 10th anniversary year.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $140,000 (approved); $140,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 4/30/2014

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) (Washington, DC 20006)
Eric Pourchot (Project Director, 07/06/2011 - present)
PE-50083-12
Professional Development for Conservators: Providing Preservation and Access for the Humanities

Professional development through workshops offered around the country for conservators responsible for the care of humanities collections. Up to 12 advanced conservation workshops would be held for approximately 150 conservators. Five new workshops would also be developed on such topics as the conservation of digital prints, contemporary print identification, and preventive conservation.

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) seeks funding to support fourteen presentations of eight workshops over a two year period. This initiative is part of FAIC's expanding program of professional development for conservators of cultural heritage, and builds on the successes and lessons learned from previous programs. An estimated 152 conservators will participate. 30 scholarships will increase access for conservators in under-served regions through travel stipends. Workshops will take place in six states and the District of Columbia.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $175,000 (approved); $175,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director, 07/07/2010 - present)
PE-50057-11
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service, 2011 - 2012 (WESTPAS)

Thirty-one workshops on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and risk management that would result in disaster plans for libraries and archives in eleven western states and three Pacific territories.

The libraries and archives of the West and Pacific are keepers of local history. They complement the holdings of major research collections and provide residents with a strong sense of community. The West and Pacific are disaster-prone with many potential hazards to collections (e.g., volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis). These collections are further at risk due to isolation by large geographic distances. The Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) was created in 2007 as a partnership of 14 Western and Pacific states and territories. It’s the major preservation-information, education, and training service for libraries and archives in the West and Pacific. This two-year project will deliver 31 workshops on writing and testing plans for disaster response and collection salvage to libraries and archives that have yet to participate in WESTPAS training. It will also maintain the WESTPAS preservation information service available via web, phone and email.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $416,976 (approved); $416,947 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

Northeast Document Conservation Center (Andover, MA 01810-1428)
Lori Foley (Project Director, 07/07/2010 - 05/11/2011); Jessica Colati (Project Director, 05/12/2011 - 01/17/2013); William Veillette (Project Director, 01/18/2013 - present)
PE-50058-11
Enhancing Access to Regional Preservation Field Services

A preservation field service program that provides surveys, workshops and seminars, technical consultations, and disaster assistance to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Northeast.

NEDCC requests support to enhance the capacity of its preservation field services to deliver preservation information to small- and medium-size cultural institutions impacted by the economic downturn. Many, if not most, of these institutions have recently experienced staff reductions, reduced or eliminated travels budgets, or lost funding. NEDCC will respond to the needs of these organizations by increasing its offerings of convenient and affordable training programs and expanding its digital services to encompass training and consultation. By helping institutions better understand and address their preservation challenges through workshop, webinars, conferences, surveys, publications, and reference and disaster assistance, NEDCC can help institutions preserve their vital humanities collections in these difficult economic times.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY 14222-1004)
James Hamm (Project Director, 07/07/2010 - 12/20/2010); Patrick Ravines (Project Director, 12/21/2010 - present)
PE-50059-11
Student Fellowships for Conservation Education

Graduate training for conservators specializing in the preservation of humanities collections, including ethnographic and archaeological materials, works on paper, books, and photographs.

The Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College provides a broad based, graduate education enabling students to become skilled and thoughtful custodians of our nation’s humanities and fine art collections. Our graduates work collaboratively with other museum professionals to ensure long-term stabilization and preservation of collections, facilitating access to those collections by scholars, educators and the inquiring public. The academic rigor and extended practical training built into our program precludes students from pursuing outside paid employment. To allow students to focus on their studies, attend guest lectures and workshops, train one-on-one with faculty, pursue internships, and many other activities, we provide fellowships that help offset the cost of living, as we have done for nearly 40 years. This NEH application requests partial funding for student fellowships for calendar years 2011 through 2012 (overlapping academic years 2010 – 2013).

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies (Mount Carroll, IL 61053-1361)
Sharon Welton (Project Director, 07/07/2010 - present)
PE-50060-11
Collections Care Training Program at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies

Educational programs focused on the care of humanities collections for staff of museums, libraries, and historical organizations.

The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies requests $250,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support collections care training for museum, library, and archive personnel to develop and build the essential skills and knowledge required to care for and provide access to humanities collections. The Campbell Center’s national collections care training program will: (1) address the nationally documented need for training by providing collections care training to a minimum of 238 individuals from over 132 heritage institutions from across the nation; (2) provide financial assistance to participants to subsidize training; (3) develop new courses to meet stated participant needs; (4) sustain and expand collaborative partnerships and affiliations with other service providers; and (5) maintain excellence in collections care training through its curriculum, faculty, and facilities.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2013

Amigos Library Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX 75244-3509)
Gina Minks (Project Director, 07/07/2010 - present)
PE-50061-11
Amigos Library Services Imaging and Preservation Field Service

A regional field service program that provides workshops, consultations, preservation surveys, disaster response assistance, reference services, and educational materials on preservation and digitization to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations in the Southwest.

The Imaging & Preservation Service (IPS) is a unit of Amigos Library Services, a membership based organization serving the education, consulting, and technology needs of libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Established in 1991, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as a preservation information center, Amigos' activities in preservation, and later imaging, have expanded to include workshops, site surveys, consulting, project management, disaster preparedness and response, and regional and national presentations. Services are targeted to the Amigos core region that includes Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Services are also available to cultural institutions west of the Mississippi that do not have access to another regional preservation center. To maintain this important high quality collection-saving service, Amigos is requesting continued support from the NEH of $500,000.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2013

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Ingrid Bogel (Project Director, 07/07/2010 - present)
PE-50063-11
Preservation Services for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Underserved Regions of the US

A regional preservation field service program that conducts preservation surveys, workshops, and technical consultations and provides educational materials to libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations in the Mid-Atlantic states.

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) requests funding support to continue and enhance CCAHA's preservation services program through preservation planning activities, disaster planning activities, educational programs, and outreach services.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Lyrasis (Atlanta, GA 30309-2955)
Marlee Givens (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - 10/06/2010); Robin Dale (Project Director, 10/07/2010 - present)
PE-50038-10
Lyrasis Regional Preservation Field Services Project

Funding supports a regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, and educational materials to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Lyrasis proposes to provide preservation education and training, reference and information services, consultations, and disaster planning assistance to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, to improve their ability to preserve and provide access to information resources and collections. These institutions hold extensive and valuable collections acquired over many years to support education, research, and public programming in the humanities. Through this project, Lyrasis will increase preservation knowledge and skills among staff at cultural heritage organizations, provide support for effective preservation planning and management, strengthen local and regional preservation networks, and improve institutional and community disaster preparedness.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $450,000 (approved); $450,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

Midwest Art Conservation Center (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Colin Turner (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50041-10
Regional Preservation Field Service Program

Funding supports the continuation and expansion of a regional preservation field service program with activities focused on training, mentoring, disaster assistance, and information and outreach services for museums, historical organizations, libraries, and archives in the Upper Midwest.

The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) requests continued funding to expand and improve its Regional Preservation Field Service Program. The primary goal of this program is to strengthen preservation practices and collections care at cultural repositories in the Midwest, resulting in increased public access to the treasures in this region. During the proposed NEH grant period (2010-2011), MACC???s Preservation Services program will improve preservation practices by: increasing training opportunities; conducting mentoring and preservation surveys; increasing the provision of technical information and services; expanding grant writing assistance to small organizations; working with other regional and national preservation, museum, library and archival organizations to increase and coordinate preservation education and services; and measuring direct outcomes at regional institutions.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $600,000 (approved); $600,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Funding details
Original grant (2012) $500,000
Supplement (2012) $100,000

Heritage Preservation (Washington, DC 20005-3408)
Jane Long (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - 03/09/2011); Cindy Thompson (Project Director, 03/10/2011 - 03/14/2012); Lori Foley (Project Director, 03/15/2012 - present)
PE-50042-10
Alliance for Response: A National Program on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Management

Funding supports three Alliance for Response forums, two national institutes, and an educational outreach campaign focused on developing and sustaining partnerships between cultural institutions and emergency management and response officials to enhance the protection of cultural heritage collections.

Humanities collections throughout the country are vulnerable to emergencies, from localized flooding to region-wide catastrophic events. Alliance for Response: A National Program on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Management aims to educate stewards of humanities collections on how to collaborate with cultural heritage institutions and emergency management agencies to implement networks, plans, and policies that reduce the risk of damage to collections. Relationships with emergency management agencies are key to protecting collections, but few cultural heritage institutions have formal ones and few emergency management agencies include cultural heritage in official disaster planning. Training will take place at Alliance for Response Forums, Leadership Institutes, and through education of emergency managers on the importance of humanities collections to communities. This project builds on Heritage Preservation???s six years of success with Alliance for Response.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $248,527 (approved); $248,527 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 6/30/2012

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
David Wallace (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50043-10
Preservation and Access Virtual Education Laboratory for Digital Humanities

Funding supports the development of curriculum modules and a virtual laboratory for graduate-level coursework in preserving and enhancing access to digital humanities resources as well as for use in the Digital Preservation Management Workshop, a continuing education program hosted annually at the University of Michigan by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

The University of Michigan School of Information (SI) seeks funding to develop and implement a virtual laboratory featuring digital access and preservation tools. These tools will be integrated into Masters??? level coursework in two specializations preparing information management and cultural heritage professionals: Preservation of Information (PI) and Archives and Records Management (ARM). These tools will also be assessed and integrated into the Digital Preservation Management Workshops hosted by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Educating a new generation of digital archivists or curators is essential to create, build, and sustain digital humanities collections and to ensure that they are accessible to humanities scholars in a variety of fields. Specifically, this proposal seeks support to: develop and implement curricular modules; develop and implement an IT teaching virtual lab; disseminate tools, specifications, and curricula modules.

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Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $248,311 (approved); $248,153 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL 32611-0001)
John Nemmers (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50044-10
Advancing Access and Preservation Best Practices in Florida

Funding supports archival education and training for 130 archivists, librarians, and curators to attend four workshops in the state of Florida on preservation and access practices and standards.

The University of Florida will partner with the Florida Center for Library Automation, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida to provide training to archivists and others who care for historical records through a workshop series covering preservation and access standards and practices including: 1) preservation and management of photographs, 2) minimal level processing of multi-format archival collections, 3) descriptive standards, and 4) archival information systems used to document and access historical materials. NEH funding will support a regional education program, which will provide training at no cost to participants. A secondary goal is to establish a level of expertise among key Florida archivists and professionals so that they can implement and sustain an in-state education program. A third goal is to determine educational needs through surveys and evaluative tools.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $32,225 (approved); $32,225 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2010 – 1/31/2011

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Ellen Pearlstein (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50046-10
From Theory to Practice: Internships in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation

Funding supports stipends for seven graduate students from the UCLA/Getty Master's Program to complete summer and third year internships in archaeological and ethnographic conservation.

This two-year proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities seeks $201,512 in support of stipends for seven graduate students from the UCLA/Getty Master's Program to complete summer and third year internships in archaeological and ethnographic conservation. Funding is sought to permit students to take advantage of unfunded opportunities for training presented by collection-rich and resource-poor institutions in both the United States and abroad. Through these internships, students work with experts at some of the culturally richest and most staff-needy institutions, increasing student skills while promoting the significant impact conservation has on the stewardship of collections. Funds are also sought to permit students to attend and present work at two of the annual conferences of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $201,512 (approved); $201,511 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2010 – 1/31/2014

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Hannelore Roemich (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50047-10
Art and Material Culture Conservation and Training

Funding supports graduate education in the conservation of art and material culture collections.

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, requests funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a two year education and training program entitled "Training for Sustainability in Conservation". The program will implement important curriculum enhancements aimed at deepening overall training in a range of issues pertaining to preventive and sustainable conservation practices. It is designed to foster critical thinking, research and treatment skills, collaborative approaches and a heightened interest in contextual issues.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $190,000 (approved); $190,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James Reilly (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50050-10
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Funding supports five workshops and nine webinars for staff of museums, libraries, and archives about managing collection environments in sustainable ways. Participants will learn to assess the preservation quality of environmental conditions and the needs of collections materials, and to understand the impact of local climate and the basics of HVAC operations. Strategies for reducing energy cost and consumption in cultural repositories without sacrificing the preservation quality of collection environments will also be identified.

The project entitled Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments will enable cultural institutions with significant humanities research materials to avoid risks to collections while they support sustainability efforts and pursue opportunities for energy cost reduction. Through a series of 5 regional workshops and 9 webinars directed at a national audience of collection care, preservation and facility management staff, the project will convey the latest knowledge and techniques for managing the storage environment in sustainable ways. Nationally recognized experts in preservation environmental management and energy efficiency will present the latest research and field practice in leading US and European museums and libraries. Environmental assessment tools and methods that will be presented have been developed through previous NEH projects and will be based in part on actual case studies, for example through a decade of contracts with the Library of Congress.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $248,480 (approved); $248,480 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Debra Norris (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50051-10
Material Culture Conservation Education and Training

Funding supports graduate education in the conservation of material culture collections.

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Master's-level Art Conservation Program (WUDPAC), which has been in existence since 1974, is one of only five graduate programs in the United States that educates and trains conservation professionals to care for our cultural heritage. WUDPAC is applying to the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the education and training of five Master's-level students a year for two years. The Fellowships are for students specializing in the preservation of objects, textiles, painted and decorative surfaces and/or furniture; plus travel costs for internship interviews and relocation, honoraria for special guest lecturers in preventive, objects, photographs, and textile conservation, research project costs, and other training expenses. Thirty Master's-level students are enrolled in the program: ten for each year of a three year program. In training conservators of the highest caliber, we are meeting a national need.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $249,400 (approved); $249,400 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) (Washington, DC 20006)
Eryl Wentworth (Project Director, 07/06/2009 - present)
PE-50054-10
Professional Development for Conservators: Providing Preservation and Access for the Humanities

Funding supports professional development through workshops offered around the country for conservators responsible for the care of humanities collections.

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) seeks funding to support nine workshops consisting of six new course topics over a two year period. This initiative is part of FAIC's expanding program of professional development for conservators of cultural heritage, and builds on the successes and lessons learned from previous programs. An estimated 195 conservators will participate. 48 scholarships will increase access for conservator in under-served regions through travel stipends. Workshops will take place in 6 states and the District of Columbia.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $202,243 (approved); $202,243 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2011

Northeast Document Conservation Center (Andover, MA 01810-1428)
Lori Foley (Project Director, 07/02/2008 - present)
PE-50025-09
Expanding Regional Preservation Field Services

A preservation field service program that provides surveys, workshops and seminars, technical consultations, and disaster assistance to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Northeast.

NEDCC requests support to expand the impact of its regional field service program to meet the changing needs of its audience, especially for training and technical assistance on preserving long-term access to digital content. The basic activities of NEDCC's field service program, i.e., workshops, surveys, publications, reference service, and disaster assistance, will continue. NEDCC will respond to the changing information landscape by integrating digital preservation into its traditional outreach programs and refining its pilot procedures for conducting digital preservation surveys. Objectives are: 1) to meet the needs of small and mid-size institutions for basic preservation training; 2) to meet the needs of institutions that are ready for training at a more advanced level; 3) to develop innovative conferences and publications on digital preservation; 4) and to cooperate with other RAP centers to leverage the national impact of its outreach activities.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director, 07/02/2008 - present)
PE-50027-09
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Thirty-one workshops on disaster preparedness, emergency response, and risk management that would result in disaster plans for libraries and archives in ten western states and three Pacific territories.

Eighty percent of the libraries and archives in the Western and Pacific regions are not prepared to respond to disasters. They lack disaster plans and personnel trained to carry them out, leaving their collections extremely vulnerable. The libraries and archives of the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast and upper Midwest have established regional preservation education and training centers. The Western and Pacific regions need to be comparably prepared. So, Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) was created. WESTPAS delivers preservation information and training services. Its emphasis is on disaster preparedness, emergency response and collection salvage. It delivers training on identifying and mitigating building risks to collections and on partnering to improve disaster response. It maintains a network of library and archive professionals knowledgeable about preservation methods and accessible via website, phone (incl. 24/7 service) and email.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $385,000 (approved); $385,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2011

Amigos Library Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX 75244-3509)
Gina Minks (Project Director, 07/02/2008 - present)
PE-50028-09
Imaging and Preservation Field Services for the Southwestern United States

A regional field service program that provides workshops, consultations, preservation surveys, disaster response assistance, reference services, and educational materials on preservation and digitization to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations in the Southwest.

Amigos' Imaging and Preservation Service (IPS) is a unit of Amigos Library Services, Inc., a membership based organization serving the education, consulting and technology needs of libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in the Southwestern United States. Established in 1991 with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as a preservation information center, Amigos' activities in preservation, and later imaging, have expanded to include workshops, site surveys, consulting, project management, disaster preparedness and response, and regional and national presentations. Services are targeted to the Amigos region that includes Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Services are also available to cultural institutions west of the Mississippi that do not have access to another regional preservation center. To continue offering premier service, the Amigos Imaging and Preservation Service is requesting continued support from NEH.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $450,000 (approved); $450,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2011

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies (Mount Carroll, IL 61053-1361)
Sharon Welton (Project Director, 07/02/2008 - present)
PE-50029-09
Collections Care Training at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies

Educational programs focused on the care of humanities collections for staff of museums, libraries, and historical organizations.

The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies seeks funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide the essential skills and knowledge required by future and current museum professionals to care for and provide access to humanities collections. Through this service program, the Campbell Center will: (1) address the nationally documented need for training by providing collection care training to a minimum of 280 individuals from over 140 heritage institutions from across the nation; (2) offer financial assistance to participants to ensure training is affordable and accessible; (3) develop new courses to meet stated participant needs; (4) maintain excellence in collections care training through its instructors, facilities, and library; and (5) investigate and implement new strategies for sustainability.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011

Unknown institution
Lizbeth Bishoff (Project Director, 07/02/2008 - 07/19/2010); Robin Dale (Project Director, 07/20/2010 - present)
PE-50030-09
Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives

The implementation of workshops on digital preservation designed specifically for leaders of collaborative digital library programs.

Libraries and cultural heritage organizations across the US have been developing digital collections for nearly a decade. These individual institutions have digitized hundreds of thousands of photos, manuscripts, documents, and artifacts that have been made available to humanities scholars, educators, students and the public over the internet. Access to these digital objects by future generations is at risk because many of these groups struggle with creating a long term accessibility strategy. This application proposes a workshop to educate the digital collaborative leaders in planning for the long term digital preservation of the digital resources they have created. The end result will be completed plans that will enable these organizations to advocate for the implementations of long term preservation systems. Additionally these plans will be available to other organizations and will encourage and assist other collaboratives develop their long term digitization preservation plans.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $218,154 (approved); $218,154 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2009 – 9/30/2011

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Ingrid Bogel (Project Director, 07/02/2008 - present)
PE-50031-09
Preservation Services for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Underserved Areas of the United States

A regional preservation field service program that conducts preservation surveys, workshops, technical consultations, and provides educational materials to libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations in the Mid-Atlantic states.

The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) requests funding support to continue and enhance CCAHA's preservation services program through preservation planning activities, disaster planning activities, educational programs, and outreach services.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $500,000 (approved); $500,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

Balboa Art Conservation Center (San Diego, CA 92163-1755)
Janet Ruggles (Project Director, 07/02/2008 - present)
PE-50032-09
Western Region Field Service Program

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, technical consultations, and educational materials to museums and historical organizations in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.

Funding is requested for the Western Region Field Service Program (WRFSP), which serves over 2,500 museums and historical organizations in the Western Region (CA, AZ, OR,and WA) that hold collections of value to the humanities. WRFSP was established in 2001 with NEH funding as the first program in the region to serve these institutions. The program was re-funded by the NEH in 2003, 2005, and 2007. Since inception, WRFSP has exceeded stated objectives. Funding for 2009-11 will enable BACC to address preservation needs with even greater effectiveness through a more strategically directed program built on experience that is staffed by an assistant director for field services and field service project manager. Principal program objectives for improving preservation of material culture holdings are: 1)workshops on preservation practices at "leader" institutions and museum association meetings; 2)subsidized planning surveys; 3)mentorship program; 4) consultations/technical assistance.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $443,000 (approved); $417,788 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2009 – 5/31/2013

Funding details
Original grant (2012) $343,000
Supplement (2012) $100,000

Unknown institution
Randy Walters (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - 01/14/2008); Marlee Givens (Project Director, 01/15/2008 - present)
PE-50012-08
Regional Preservation Field Services for the Southeast

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, and educational materials to libraries, archives, and historical organizations in the Southeast.

SOLINET proposes to provide preservation education and training, reference and information services, and consultations to libraries, archives, and cultural organizations in the Southeast, to improve the ability of institutions to preserve and provide access to information resources and collections. These institutions hold extensive and valuable resources collected over many years to support education, research, and community services in the humanities. Through the Preservation Field Services project, SOLINET will increase preservation knowledge and skills among staff at cultural organizations, provide support for effective preservation planning and management, and strengthen community and regional preservation networks. Project activities include face-to-face and web-based classes, presentations, reference services, disaster assistance, electronic information creation and distribution, and needs assessments.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $512,000 (approved); $512,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010

Northeast Document Conservation Center (Andover, MA 01810-1428)
Lori Foley (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - present)
PE-50014-08
Expanding Regional Preservation Field Services

A preservation field service program that provides surveys, workshops and seminars, technical consultations, and disaster assistance to institutions in the Northeast.

NEDCC requests support to expand the impact of its regional preservation field service program to meet the changing needs and interests of its audience, especially for training and technical assistance on preserving long-term access to digital content. The basic activities of NEDCC?s field service program, i.e., workshops, surveys, publications, reference service, and disaster assistance, will continue. NEDCC will respond to the changing information landscape by integrating digital preservation into its traditional outreach programs and refining its pilot procedures for conducting digital preservation surveys. Objectives are: 1) to meet the needs of small and mid-size institutions for basic preservation training; 2) to meet the needs of institutions that are ready for training at a more advanced level; 3) to develop innovative conferences and publications on digital preservation; 4) and to cooperate with other RAP centers to leverage the national impact of its outreach activities.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $262,250 (approved); $262,250 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2008

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Nancy McGovern (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - 06/13/2012)
PE-50016-08
Digital Preservation Management Training

Four week-long workshops for advanced training in the preservation of digital materials in cultural institutions and six shorter topical workshops, addressing selected issues in depth. A total of 192 members of the managerial and technical staffs of collecting institutions would participate. In addition, an online introductory tutorial on the basics of digital preservation would be freely available.

This project will continue to develop and build on the Cornell core curriculum for the five-day version of this popular workshop series; develop and offer one-day and two-day advanced workshops on key themes and issues in response to requests from workshop participants; increase the base of experienced workshop instructors through the establishment and evaluation of a train-the-trainers program; and extend the reach of the workshop through the identification and coordination of a network of interested institutions and associations. Feasible and effective management of digital preservation programs by cultural organizations is essential as the extent and significance of digital content grows. This workshop provides managers (including content creators) in cultural organizations with the understanding, techniques, tools, and confidence to enable effective digital preservation management.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $300,000 (approved); $299,177 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2008 – 3/31/2011

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Howard Besser (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - present)
PE-50017-08
Professional Training for Moving Image Archiving and Preservation

Eighteen internships for graduate students to gain experience in the identification, inspection, treatment, cataloging, and exhibition of moving images at museums, cultural organizations, and historical societies.

Cultural heritage institutions have a growing need for professionals who possess the knowledge and skills to preserve moving image materials. In addition to the problems of film and video, the exigencies of the digital age require new approaches to archiving. The field requires professionals who are prepared to cope with both the transition of older materials to electronic formats, and to ensure that the born-digital products of contemporary society can be retrieved 100 years from now. We are requesting funds to offer our students financial support while they perform internships (a total of 14 placements over two years) . Since formal training programs are relatively new, exposure to a variety of institutions with different organizational structures is critical for training the next generation of moving image archivists. Internships have the added benefit of helping humanities collections move forward with their own preservation plans.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $125,000 (approved); $125,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2008 – 4/30/2011

Midwest Art Conservation Center (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Colin Turner (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - present)
PE-50018-08
Regional Preservation Field Service Program

A regional preservation field service program that provides surveys, workshops and seminars, disaster assistance, and information services to museums, historical organizations, libraries, and archives in the Upper Midwest.

The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) requests continued funding to expand and improve its Regional Preservation Field Service program. The primary goal of the Preservation Services program is to develop and support the preservation programs of small and mid-size cultural repositories in the Upper Midwest. To achieve this goal the program provides: training; mentoring; preservation planning surveys; grant writing assistance; emergency response services and supplies; and technical information. During the proposed NEH grant period (2008-2009), MACC's Preservation Services program plans to expand its role by: increasing training opportunities; conducting mentoring and preservation planning surveys; increasing the provision of technical information; expanding grant writing assistance to small organizations; and working with other regional and national preservation organizations and museum, library and archival associations to increase and coordinate preservation education and services

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $524,401 (approved); $511,142 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712-0100)
Mary Cunningham-Kruppa (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - 12/17/2009); Mary Rice-Lively (Project Director, 12/18/2009 - present)
PE-50019-08
Graduate Education in Preservation of Cultural Heritage

The graduate education of conservators and preservation administrators in the care of library and archival collections in the humanities.

This project will continue to enhance the graduate education programs of the Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record at the School of Information, The Univ. of Texas at Austin. The Kilgarlin Center is the most comprehensive education & training program in the nation for preservation administrators & conservators for library & archives collections. The Center's strength is producing knowledgeale, educated, persuasive professionals to lead at the institutional, regional, consortial, and associational levels to chart the course of library & archives preservation for the 21st century. The program focuses on the needs of collections significant for education & scholarly research in the humanities.

Project fields: Library Science
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $524,204 (approved); $524,204 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2011

American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) (Boston, MA 02215-1401)
Hiromi Sakata (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - present)
PE-50020-08
A Summer Education and Training Residency for Radio Afghanistan Archivists

Advanced training in archival management in the United States for four Afghan archivists currently engaged in reformatting the audio collections of Radio Afghanistan.

With an NEH grant, the Radio Afghanistan Archives is currently digitizinig its holdings of 8,500 hours of reel-to-reel music tapes recorded and maintained since the early 1960s. Although the archivists are keenly aware of the value of this historical resource and the urgency of its protection, they have had no experience wih the issues and strategies of global intangible cultural property management. AIAS seeks $69,000 in NEH funding to bring Radio Afghanistan archivists for a residency including a 3-week workshop at the University of Washington Ethnomsicology Archives and a 10-day visit to three important archival institutions: The Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution's GlobalSound Initiative of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. This Residency will enable the Radio Afghanistan Archives to join the ongoing international discussions on standards and techniques of archiving.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $76,768 (approved); $76,768 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 9/30/2010

Funding details
Original grant (2009) $68,768
Supplement (2009) $8,000

University of Delaware (Newark, DE 19716-0099)
Debra Norris (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - present)
PE-50021-08
Material Culture Conservation Education and Training

Graduate education in the conservation of material culture collections.

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Master's-level Art Conservation Program (WUDPAC), which has been in existence since 1974, is one of only five graduate programs in the United States that educates and trains conservation professionals to care for our cultural heritage. WUDPAC is applying to the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the education and training of five Master's-level students a year for two years. The Fellowships are for students specializing in the preservation of objects, textiles, painted and decorative surfaces and/or furniture; plus travel costs for internship interviews and relocation, honoraria for special guest lecturers in preventive, objects, and textile conservation, research project costs, and other training expenses. Thirty Master's-level students are enrolled in the program: ten for each year of a three year program. In training conservators of the highest caliber, we are meeting a national need.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $256,680 (approved); $256,680 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2008 – 6/30/2010

SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY 14222-1004)
Elizabeth Pena (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - 08/10/2009); James Hamm (Project Director, 08/11/2009 - present)
PE-50022-08
Conservation Education Fellowships for Student Support

Graduate training for conservators specializing in the preservation of humanities collections, including ethnographic and archaeological materials, works on paper, books, and photographs.

The Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College is dedicated to helping our excellent students to become skilled and thoughtful custodians of our nation?s humanities collections. Conservators work collaboratively with other museum professionals to ensure the preservation and access of humanities collections for scholars, educators, and the community. The necessary intensity of our graduate program precludes students from holding paid employment during the academic year, and summer internships often provide important experience but low wages. To allow students to focus on the myriad of required activities, the Department is committed to providing students with fellowships to offset the costs of tuition and living expenses. This NEH application requests funding for student fellowships for the academic years 2008-2010, including money designated toward book purchases and professional memberships.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,000 (approved); $250,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2008 – 8/31/2010

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) (Washington, DC 20006)
Eryl Wentworth (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - present)
PE-50023-08
Professional Development for Conservators: Providing Preservation and Access for the Humanities

Professional development through workshops offered around the country for conservators responsible for the care of humanities collections.

On behalf of the American Institue for Conservaiton of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC), the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) seeks funding in the amount of $264,198 to support nine workshops consisting of five topics over a two year period. This initiative is part of the AIC's newly expanded program of professional development for conservators of cultural heritage, and builds on the successes and lessons learned from previous programs. An estimated 128 conservators will participate. 45 scholarships will increase access for conservators in underserved regions through travel stipends. A blended learning module will be created to improve an existing course on Adhesives for Conservation. A job task analysis will be conducted to help prioritize future training programs and as the basis for a online tool for conservators to assess and track their professional development needs.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $200,000 (approved); $200,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Michele Marincola (Project Director, 07/05/2007 - present)
PE-50024-08
Training the 21st-Century Conservator

Graduate education in the conservation of art and material culture collections.

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University requests funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities of $265,719 to support a two year education and training program, Training the 21st-Century Conservator, that will help implement important curricular changes at the Center. Specifically, the program will augment and strengthen two different areas of the curriculum: the development and implementation of the new set of core courses that teach the fundamentals of theory and practice that every conservator should know, and of a set of courses that aim to develop young conservators of modern and contemporary art. The program is designed to foster critical thinking, research and treatment skills, collaborative approaches, and a heightened interest in contextual issues.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $245,719 (approved); $245,719 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2009

Northeast Document Conservation Center (Andover, MA 01810-1428)
Rebecca Hatcher (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50002-07
Stewardship of Digital Assets: A National Workshop Program

Four workshops entitled Stewardship of Digital Assets, which would be offered around the country for staff in libraries, archives, and historical organizations.

NEDCC seeks to launch a national program of two-day workshops on digital preservation entitled Stewardship of Digital Assets. The need for training on this topic was highlighted through NEDCC's recent work in conducting ten pilot surveys of the digital preservation needs of museums and libraries. The survey consultants noted a need for staff training on digital preservation at every institution surveyed. Four workshops will be offered in four different locations. Each will serve 30-35 professionals from smaller and medium-sized institutions that are not likely to build their own trusted digital repositories. The workshops will emphasize the use of third-party certified digital repositories and will build an understanding of the need for a digital survey to help with institution-wide planning for digital preservation.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $153,750 (approved); $153,750 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 12/31/2008

Peninsula Library System (San Mateo, CA 94403-2273)
Linda Crowe (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50003-07
Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

Forty workshops on disaster preparedness and response that would result in disaster plans for up to 450 libraries and archives in ten western states and three Pacific territories.

Eighty percent of the libraries and archives in the Western and Pacific regions are not prepared to respond to disasters. They lack written disaster plans and personnel trained to carry them out, leaving their collections extremely vulnerable. The libraries and archives of the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Southwest and upper Midwest have begun work by creating regional preservation education and training centers. The Western and Pacific regions need to be comparably prepared. So, the Western States and Territories Preservation and Assistance Service (WESTPAS) was created. WESTPAS will deliver preservation information, education and training services to libraries and archives in the Western and Pacific regions. Its emphasis will be on disaster preparedness, emergency response and collection salvage. It will also build a network of library and archive professionals knowledgeable about preservation methods and practices.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $408,000 (approved); $408,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 6/30/2009

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Gil Stein (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50004-07
Accelerated Archaeological Conservation Training (ACCT)

An accelerated archaeological conservation training program conducted in the United States for four conservators from Afghanistan.

The Oriental Institute seeks support from the NEH to implement the second phase of an archaeological conservation training initiative to provide desperately needed trained personnel in war ravaged countries of the Middle East. This project is modeled upon the successful Iraqi conservation training initiative, previously funded by NEH. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the focus of the current proposal. The Oriental Institute seeks funding to support an accelerated conservation training program for four professionals from the cultural preservation organizations of Afghanistan. The project activities occur in two phases: Phase I encompasses a four-month period devoted to customized curriculum development focused on Afghanistan and administrative arrangements for the training program; Phase II consists of a six-month period of intensive archaeological objects conservation training. The proposed 10 month program is scheduled to take place March 2007 - December 2007.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $194,620 (approved); $194,620 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2007 – 1/31/2009

Amigos Library Services, Inc. (Dallas, TX 75244-3509)
Gina Minks (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50005-07
Imaging and Preservation Education and Support Services for the Southwestern United States

A regional field service program that provides workshops, consultations, preservation surveys, disaster response assistance, reference services, and educational materials on preservation and digitization to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations in the Southwest.

The Imaging and Preservation Service (IPS) is a project of Amigos Library Services, Inc, a membership-based organization serving the Southwestern United States. Established with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, IPS activities include workshops, site surveys, consulting, project management, disaster preparedness and response, and regional and national presentations. Services are targeted to the Amigos region that includes Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. IPS experience in imaging and preservation training and services provide the Southwest a unique, well-rounded, and standards-driven foundation that supports high-quality preservation and imaging projects. To continue offering these services to the Southwest, Amigos is requesting continued support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2007-2009.

Project fields: Education
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $550,000 (approved); $550,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2007 – 6/30/2009

Brown University (Providence, RI 02912-0001)
Julia Flanders (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50006-07
Seminars in Humanities Text Encoding with TEI

Twelve workshops for a total of 300-400 humanities faculty and graduate students that will explore digital text encoding as an essential method in humanities scholarship.

The Brown University Women Writers Project requests funding for a program of intensive workshops and seminars on scholarly humanities text encoding, aimed at humanities faculty and graduate students. Events in this series would be offered at humanities centers and scholarly conferences in the USA and Canada over a two-year period. As part of the program, participants would also receive consultation and assistance in developing new text encoding projects and in securing funding. The program as a whole would support the development of an academic community that is better informed and more deeply and effectively engaged with scholarly uses of technology.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $250,005 (approved); $250,005 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 6/30/2009

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies (Mount Carroll, IL 61053-1361)
Kathy Cyr (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - 02/24/2008); Sharon Welton (Project Director, 02/25/2008 - present)
PE-50008-07
Collections Care Training

Educational programs focused on the care of humanities collections for staff of museums, libraries, and historical organizations.

The Campbell Center is requesting support from the NEH Divison of Preservation and Access for an ongoing program of collections preventive care training for those individuals working with humanity collections (library, archives, historical, art, archaeological and ethnographic). The Center's program is comprised of eight core curriculum courses and 30 specialty courses. It offers a Collections Preventive Care Certificate Program for beginning, mid-career, and senior heritage professionals. The funds requested will provide support for program operations, course development and evaluation, and 110 scholarships. Over the next two years the Center's program will provide training for 280 individuals from 140 heritage institutions. The support of NEH is necessary for the Center to continue to provide quality and affordable collections preventive care training to those individuals who have the greatest impact on the preservation of our nation's humanity collections.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $306,528 (approved); $306,528 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2007 – 4/30/2009

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Ingrid Bogel (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50009-07
Preservation Services for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Underserved Regions of the United States

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, technical consultations, and educational materials to libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations in the Mid-Atlantic states.

CCAHA requests funding support to continue and enhance CCAHA's preservation services program through preservation planning activities, disaster planning activities, educational programs, and support and outreach services.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $510,000 (approved); $510,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 12/31/2008

Balboa Art Conservation Center (San Diego, CA 92163-1755)
Janet Ruggles (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50010-07
Western Region Field Service Program

A regional preservation field service program that provides preservation surveys, workshops, technical consultations, and educational materials to museums and historical organizations in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington.

Funding is requested for the Western Region Field Service Program (WRFSP), which serves over 1,000 museums and historical organizations in the Western Region (California, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington) that hold collections of values to the humanities. WRFSP was established in 2001 with NEH funding as the first program in this region to serve these institutions. The program was re-funded by the NEH in 2003 and 2005 and in its first five years of operation WRFSP exceeded stated objectives. Funding for 2007-09 will enable BACC to address preservation needs with even greater effectiveness through a more strategically directed program (built on past experience) that is staffed by a field service officer and field service manager. Principal program objectives for improving preservation of material culture holdings are 1) Workshops on preservation practices at "leader" institutions; 2) Subsidized planning surveys; 3)Mentorship Program; 4) Consultations/Technical Assistance.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $333,000 (approved); $333,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2007 – 9/30/2009

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Ellen Pearlstein (Project Director, 07/05/2006 - present)
PE-50011-07
Educational Programs at the UCLA/Getty Master's Program in the Conservation of Ethnographic and Archaeological Materials

Enhancements to the core curriculum for graduate training in archaeological and ethnographic conservation comprising visiting lecturers and a symposium on storage of and access to archaeological collections.

This two-year proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities seeks support for honoraria, travel, and per diems for expert speakers to enhance the education and training for twelve graduate students in the UCLA/Getty Master?s Program in the Conservation of Ethnographic and Archaeological Materials. As many of the proposed lectures will be open to the academic, tribal and museum communities, they will enrich and diversify the core curriculum by engaging students, regional humanities? professionals, and stakeholders in the ethical and technical issues involved in the preservation of archaeological and ethnographic collections. The proposed symposium will result in an open access web publication.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Education and Training
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amounts: $79,025 (approved); $78,136 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2007 – 12/31/2011

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