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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village to participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program

Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce that Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). BNHV joins the 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its 22-year history of serving museums.

Heritage Preservation’s CAP is supported through a cooperative agreement with the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. CAP assists museums by providing funds for professional conservation and preservation specialists to identify the conservation needs of their collections and historic buildings, and recommend ways to correctly improve collections and building conditions. Heritage Preservation’s President, Lawrence L. Reger, praised BNHV for “making the vital work of caring for collections and sites a priority of their institution, even in these challenging financial times, and helping ensure that they are available to present and future generations.”

CAP provides a general conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and historic buildings. Professional conservators will spend two days surveying the site and three days preparing comprehensive reports that will identify conservation priorities. The on-site consultation will enable BNHV to evaluate its current collections care policies, procedures and environmental conditions. The assessment reports will help the museum make appropriate improvements for the immediate, mid-range and long-range care of their collections and historic structures.

BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. in Amherst. BNHV is currently open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and will soon open for the summer on the weekends.

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage. To learn more about Heritage Preservation, visit www.heritagepreservation.org.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The institute’s mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. The Institute provides leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. To learn more about the Institute, visit www.imls.gov.


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