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Tahoe Maritime Museum to participate in Conservation Assessment Program

HOMEWOOD, Calif. andamp;#8212; Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce the Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) has been chosen to participate in the 2012 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). TMM joins the 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its 22-year history of serving museums. Heritage Preservationandamp;#8217;s 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 specialists to identify the conservation needs of their collections and recommend ways to correctly improve collections conditions. Heritage Preservationandamp;#8217;s President Lawrence L. Reger praised TMM for andamp;#8220;making the vital work of caring for collections a priority of their institution, even in these challenging financial times, and helping ensure that they are available to present and future generations.andamp;#8221;CAP provides a general conservation assessment of the museumandamp;#8217;s collections. A professional conservator will spend two days surveying the site and three days preparing a comprehensive report that will identify conservation priorities. The on site consultation will enable TMM to evaluate its current collections care policies, procedures, and environmental conditions. The assessment report will help the museum make appropriate improvements for the immediate, mid-range, and long-range care of their collections. TMM expects the CAP report to help increase awareness of the needs of the museumandamp;#8217;s collections, and provide a strong argument for future grant applications. TMM is also partaking in a Museum Assessment Program run by the American Association of Museums. The Tahoe Maritime Museumandamp;#8217;s mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s maritime history and to preserve the watercrafts and objects significant to that history. The museumandamp;#8217;s primary building is located in Homewood at 5205 West Lake Blvd. TMM is currently closed for exhibit installation and will reopen Memorial Day weekend with the new exhibit, Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze andamp; Business.TMMandamp;#8217;s summer hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. The museumandamp;#8217;s annex is located in Truckee at 10434 River Park Place. The annex houses all of the museumandamp;#8217;s boats and other objects not currently on display. Beginning June 2, the annex will be open for touring every other Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit to http://www.tahoemaritimemuseum.org for more information. Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage. To learn more about Heritage Preservation, please visit http://www.heritagepreservation.org.The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nationandamp;#8217;s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Instituteandamp;#8217;s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute visit http://www.imls.gov.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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