NC Preserves October 2019 Issue Now Available

 

 

The October 2019 issue of NC Preserves is now available. In this issue:

  • Details on the upcoming Annual Conference. You won’t want to miss this event, register now!
  • A 2nd round of NCMC/NCPC Hurricane Assistance Grants has been announced.
  • NCPC Preservation Grant update from Mendenhall Homeplace. Applications are due March 15, 2020, for the next round of grants.
  • NCPC Institutional Member High Point Museum receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Read about the project that got funded through NEH.
  • In other preservation news the Institute of Museum and Library Services released a new report based on the Heritage Health Survey; and LYRASIS Performing Arts Readiness is helping theaters and other performing arts venues prepare for and recover from disasters. Two great pieces of preservation information to know about.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to renew your membership to get discounts on workshop and Annual Conference registrations.

Announcing 2nd Round of Hurricane Relief Grants

The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) have joined forces last year to create a two-year grant program to assist collecting institutions affected by Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Michael. NCPC and NCMC are happy to announce a second round of grants that includes support for member institutions who suffered damage due to Hurricane Dorian.

Purpose and Scope of Grant

To provide funds for collection supplies for institutions affected by Hurricane Matthew (September-October 2016), Hurricane Florence (September 2018), Tropical Storm Michael (October 2018), and Hurricane Dorian (September 2019).  Institutions within the North Carolina counties declared disaster areas that need collection preservation assistance are eligible to apply for this grant. Those counties can be found here:

The application deadline is January 15, 2020. More information on eligibility can be found on the Hurricane Relief Support Grant homepage.

Nominations Sought for Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence. Libraries, museums, archives, historic sites, and other organizations in North Carolina with a mission to preserve tangible heritage of enduring value are eligible for nomination.

Excellence should be demonstrated through descriptions of projects and programs that highlight commitment to preservation. At least three letters of support are required. Individuals are not eligible to be nominated. Complete submission information can be found online. Deadline for submissions is October 11, 2019. The award will be presented at this year’s Annual Conference.