James A. Michener Art Museum To Participate In Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to participate in the Heritage Preservation 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). The Michener joins 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its twenty-two year history of serving museums.

CAP is supported through a cooperative agreement with the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. CAP assists museums by providing funds for professional conservation and preservation specialists to identify the conservation needs of their collections and historic buildings and recommend correct ways to improve collections and building conditions. Heritage Preservation’s President, Lawrence L. Reger, praised the Michener Art Museum for “making the vital work of caring for collections and sites a priority of their institution, even in these challenging financial times, and helping ensure that they are available to present and future generations.”

CAP provides a general conservation assessment of the Museum’s collections and historic buildings or landscapes. A professional conservator and a historic preservation specialist will spend two days surveying the site and three days preparing comprehensive reports that will identify conservation priorities. The on-site consultation will enable the Michener to evaluate its current collections care policies, procedures, and environmental conditions. The assessment reports will help the Museum make appropriate improvements for the immediate, mid-range, and long-range care of their collections and historic structures. Museum Director and CEO, Lisa Tremper Hanover notes, “Participation in the Conservation Assessment Program will not only assist our goal to improve collections care for both our permanent collection and collections on loan to the Museum, it will increase staff awareness of collections needs and facilitate the development of grant proposals to fund these initiatives.”

About The James A. Michener Art Museum
The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American Art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. The James A. Michener Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday noon – 5:00 pm. For more information, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.