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Southern Ute Museum to participate in national preservation program

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Monday, July 23, 2018 8:26 AM

The Southern Ute Museum announced this week it is one of 80 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum's collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

With the assistance of the CAP program, the Southern Ute Museum can better promote proper collection care and strengthen further strategic planning through organized and preventative conservation within the institution.

"Simply by applying for the CAP program, Southern Ute Museum has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage," said Tiffani Emig, programs director for foundation.

The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that supports museums and libraries.

The Southern Ute Museum was created to preserve and educate the youth about Southern Ute culture and history. The museum's collection supports research efforts through exhibitions and educational programing. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 503 Ouray Drive in Ignacio. Learn more at www.southernutemuseum.org

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. The institute's mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Grants, policy development, and research helps libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.

To learn more, visit www.imls.gov.

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