Connecticut Heritage Foundation and CT Humanities Announce Collections Assessment Grant

Thursday, September 08, 2022 11:26 AM | Amrys Williams (Administrator)


The Connecticut Heritage Foundation and CT Humanities are pleased to announce that they have partnered with Conservation ConneCTion to provide the Collections Assessment Grant Program. This initiative provides museums, historical societies, and other collecting institutions with information to improve care and access to their collections.

The Collections Assessment Grant Program (CAG) provides small and mid-sized museums with a free assessment of their museum or archive collections. Successful applicants will receive a free half-day site visit from a museum curator or archivist who will examine collections on exhibit and in storage, and review policies and procedures related to collection care and management. Recipients will receive a collection assessment report with a prioritized list of recommendations for improving the care and management of collections. These recommendations are intended to help institutions improve the care of their collections, alert board members to collections care concerns, provide documentation that can support development of a long-range collection/preservation plan, and be used to fundraise for collection projects.

While priority will be given to institutions with budgets under $50,000, institutions with a budget not exceeding $250,000 are eligible. Applicants are encouraged to review the grant guidelines before completing an application.

Additionally, before applying, organizations must contact Kathy Craughwell-Varda, Director of Conservation ConneCTion, at to discuss your project. We are eager to help you submit a strong application and are available to review draft applications received at least two weeks before the grant deadline. 

Fill out your application today!

Collections Assessment Grant Application

Application deadline is October 11, 2022.

CLHO will be hosting an information session on the Collections Assessment Grant program. Join us for the Colleague Circle at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2022, to learn more. The info session will be recorded and made available on the CLHO YouTube channel.

Register for the info session here.

The Collections Assessment Grant is a program of Conservation ConneCTion in partnership with the Connecticut Heritage Foundation and is 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.

Contact: Kathy Craughwell-Varda,

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

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