Monday, February 15, 2010

The Chanute Air Museum (CAM) has been chosen to participate in the 2010 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). The Chanute Air Museum joins the 2,700 museums that have participated in CAP in its twenty year history of serving small museums. CAP assists museums by providing funds for professional conservation and preservation specialists to identify the conservation needs of their collections and recommend ways to correctly improve collections conditions.

CAP provides a general conservation assessment of the museum's collections and building. Professional conservators will spend two days surveying the site and three days writing comprehensive reports that will identify conservation priorities. The on-site consultation will enable the Chanute Air Museum 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.