ICA helps institutions write grants to meet their collections stewardship and conservation goals. We understand that small institutions—museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, historic homes—often don’t have the resources to find and apply for funding. ICA is here to help you find that grant or funding opportunity to realize your goals. Whether you hope to complete an application for federal, state, or local funding or just want to talk over your needs, ICA is your planning partner.
As part of our ongoing public service each year ICA-Art Conservation selects one collecting institution to receive a free Subsidized Survey
On-site organizational assessments evaluate the physical and intellectual environment of an institution as it influences collection preservation and conservation (exhibition, storage, and climate control) and make recommendations for improvement.
Object-by-object condition surveys describe the condition and preservation/conservation needs for individual objects and help establish priorities for collections care. They include time and cost estimates for treatment, rehousing, and appropriate storage. Survey reports are valuable tools for curatorial decision making, establishing a preservation strategy, and determining priority care. Importantly, many federal and state granting agencies require assessments and collection-based surveys before funds will be allocated for the conservation of individual works in a collection.
ICA conservators can also make annual or seasonal visits to your institution, to monitor changes in preservation conditions and make recommendations for improvement as necessary.
Our Start the Conversation form has a dropdown menu for you to request information on surveys and assessments from one of our conservators.