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Museum Makeover

Museum Makeover is a new effort designed to improve the visitor experience at cultural heritage organizations throughout Connecticut. Cultural heritage institutions are encouraged to apply to participate.

Successful applicants to the Museum Makeover program will receive two free site visits from a team of museum curators who will examine the exhibit areas, period rooms, or collection storage areas and develop a plan to improve these areas and elevate the visitor experience. Members of these cultural heritage organizations will be actively involved in all phases of Museum Makeover and will work closely with the Traveling Curators to implement the recommendations. Each participating institution will also receive up to $3,000 to help cover the costs of upgrading exhibition and storage areas. In addition, all participants will receive a free consultation with a marketing professional who will provide guidance on how they can promote the transformations completed through the Museum Makeover program.

CLHO hosted a free virtual information session about the Museum Makeover program on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 12:00 noon. You can watch the recording on our YouTube channel.

Watch the Information Session

Apply for Museum Makeover

Application deadline: January 31, 2022

Questions? Contact Kathy Craughwell-Varda at

Museum Makeover is a program of Conservation ConneCTion and is supported through a partnership with the Connecticut League of History Organizations and funded by a grant from the CT Cultural Fund. The CT Cultural Fund is administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature.

Conservation ConneCTion          CLHO 

CT Humanities

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts



Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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