2013 Conservation Treatment Grant
Application Deadline: June 3, 2013
Completed grant applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to Greater Hudson Heritage Network by
5 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013.
For a downloadable version of the 2013 Conservation Treatment Grant flyer, please click here.
Have questions about the grant?
Give us a call at 914.592.6726 or 914.414.6726 or email Priscilla Brendler at email@example.com
Panel Review Process
Applications will be reviewed competitively by a panel of conservation, curatorial, and museum professionals.
Range of Grant Awards
Individual grant awards will not exceed $7,500. A total of approximately $89,386 is available in 2013.
Schedule of Completion
Award recipients will be announced in mid-August. Funded conservation work must be completed within one year of the grant award.
Final reports of completed 2012 treatment grants must be received at Greater Hudson Heritage Network by August 1, 2013.
The Conservation Treatment Grant Program, administered by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN), in the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.
Applications will be accepted from non-profit museums and historical organizations or other cultural institutions that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public. Grant awards will be made to institutions lacking in-house conservation staff with expertise in the area for which support is requested. Collections owned by state or federal agencies are ineligible for grant support. Organizations may submit only one request, which may involve a single object or a group of related objects, all owned by the applicant institution.
Eligible institutions of all sizes are welcome to request support from this state-wide program; those with small budgets are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not yet received three consecutive treatment grants.
What We Fund
Support is available for conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper (including individual drawings, watercolors, prints or photographs), textiles (including costumes, domestic textiles and upholstery), furniture, frames, sculpture, historical, ethnographic and decorative objects.
Support is also available for treatment costs for supports, frames, stands and mounts that are integral to the treatment of the object.
Grants will support in-state transportation costs for the objects and/or the conservators, and the cost of insurance for the work(s) to be treated.
What We Do Not Fund
Grants will not support staff salaries. Grants will not support out-of-state transportation, or the cost of obtaining the treatment estimate for this proposal. Grants will not support conservation of archival collections. Funds are not available for preventive care, such as rehousing or reformatting of objects, purchase of storage furniture, monitoring or upgrading of environmental systems.
Please use the following forms for your application. This year, we will be using writeable PDF or Word/Excel applications.
Please submit 8 sets of the following, collated in this order:
1. Application Checklist (1 with original signature): PDF or Word
2. Application Cover Sheet (1 with original signature): PDF or Word
3. Narrative Project Description: PDF or Word
4. Conservator's Condition Report
5. Conservator's Treatment Proposal & Cost Estimate
6. Conservator's Resume (maximum 2 pages) and Letter of Commitment, acknowledging AIC
Code of Ethics, Guidelines and Commentaries
7. Project Budget: PDF or Excel
8. Visual Support Material: Submit one original set of photographs and 7 color copied sets which must include at least one overall and one detail image of each object proposed for treatment. Images should show the condition problems of the object(s), and each must be labeled to identify the object, the grant year (2013), and the title or accession number of the object on the back of the image and should be in color. Color photographs or digital color prints should be submitted on 8.5" x 11" pages, appropriately identified. Images cannot be returned.
Greater Hudson cannot recommend specific conservators for your project; however, we encourage you to read About Selecting a Conservator. You are also encouraged to contact us by
e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 914.592.6726 for further assistance, resources,
and application clarification.
Extensive information on collections conservation and preservation, help in locating appropriate conservators, and assistance in obtaining conservation treatment estimates is available through the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
Please submit 8 sets of your complete application (One (1) original plus seven (7) copies) collated on 8.5" x 11" single-sided pages. Number all pages and include your organization's name on all materials. Applications may be clipped, but not stapled, and without covers or
fasteners. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted. Please mail or hand-deliver to Greater Hudson by 5 p.m., June 3, 2013 addressed to:
Conservation Treatment Grant Program
c/o Greater Hudson Heritage Network
2199 Saw Mill River Road
Elmsford, New York 10523