SUMA to participate in collections assessment for preservation program
By Brooke Vlasich
Southern Utah Museum of Art
CEDAR CITY–The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) announces that it is one of 80 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. The CAP program is administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant making agency that supports museums and libraries.
This program 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.
“Although SUMA is a new, state-of-the-art facility, we want to ensure the permanent collection is preserved for future generations to study and enjoy,” said Jessica Farling, Director/Curator of SUMA. “This assessment will also help the museum prepare for national accreditation through the American Alliance of Museums, which we must start planning for now.”
“Simply by applying for the CAP program, the Southern Utah Museum of Art has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage,” said Tiffani Emig, Programs Director for FAIC.