Greater Hudson Heritage Network serves the museum and history communities in New York State as a catalyst to: advance professional standards and practices; build the capacity of organizations to meet their missions, and create a network of effective and professional stewards of regional history and culture - now and in the future. We envision communities that value the exploration and preservation of their heritage and culture, and are empowered to save it for and interpret it to future generations, through the leadership of museums and history organizations.


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The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) that provides support for treatment procedures by professional conservators to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects in collections of museums, historical and cultural organizations in New York State.  The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator. 

Applications will be accepted from non-profit 501(c)3 museums, historical organizations or other cultural institutions that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public. Grant awards will be made to institutions lacking in- house conservation staff with expertise in the area for which support is requested.  Collections owned by state or federal agencies, or religious institutions are ineligible for grant support.. Organizations may submit only one request, which may involve a single object or a group of related objects, all owned by the applicant institution. Objects that interpret the history/heritage of New York State are strongly encouraged to apply for conservation.


Eligible institutions of all sizes are welcome to request support from this state-wide program; those with small budgets are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not yet received three consecutive treatment grants. If granted, funds from this program shall adhere to New York State Education Law Section 3.27, Rules of the Board of Regents regardless of whether the applicant is a museum or not.

Please refer to application instructions and guidelines found here:
http://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html
before beginning application. We highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue.  

2018 Conservation Treatment Grant Awardees have a requirement to prepare a final report on the conservation paid for with your 2018 grant.  Please note, our final report submission process is paperless. ​If you are applying to the 2019 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant program, earliest receipt of your 2018 final report would be appreciated but must be received no later than June 3, 2019.

Final Report Deadlines:
If you have applied for the 2019 Conservation Treatment Grant Program, your 2018 final report must be received by June 3, 2019.

If you have not applied for the 2018 Conservation Treatment Grant Program, your 2018 final report must be received by June 30, 2019. 

You must notify GHHN by May 1, 2019 if you do not anticipate spending all your awarded funds. Any unspent funds must be received by GHHN by June 3, 2019.

Though our process is now paperless, many of the components from the old final report still remain. Some parts of the final report will be filled out in fields in the portal, and other parts of the final report will now need to be uploaded as PDF files – the conservator’s treatment report, for example. Regardless of whether or not you will be filling in fields directly or uploading documents, we highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue. Please note, questions with fillable fields will not accept formatting such as bulleted lists or boldface or italics. This formatting is allowable in PDF files that you upload.

 

The NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program is a new NYSCA/GHHN Grant partnership program which will provide two opportunities for museums across New York State.
This is the application for the Site Assessment Program. The grant will support professional services for a collections consultant who will come to your organization for a half-day site visit focusing on a collections related topic. The consultant will discuss various areas of stewardship with the site including identifying your specific collections issues, suggesting and prioritizing basic steps to improve care of your collections. A written report will follow the consultation.
Maximum award: $650
 
Application Deadlines 

Program application portal opens May 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM and closes on June 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM. The program will offer awards of up to $650 per museum for relevant collection care consultancy.  Applications will be reviewed by a panel. All eligible requests will be considered for funding. If the amount requested by all eligible applicants exceeds the amount available, a random drawing will be held to select those that will receive support. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment or Supply Grants in the past two years.  Please refer to application instructions and guidelines found on our website at www.greaterhudson.org before beginning application. We highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue.  

 

The NYSCA/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program is a NYSCA/GHHN Grant partnership program which will provide two opportunities for museums across New York State.
This is the application for the Supplies Program.
Applicants who have consulted with an appropriate professional (completed a CNAP with a consultant or with another reputable program - MAP, CAP, NEA’s Small Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions, C2C Circuit Rider, etc.) may request funds to purchase collection management supplies and shipping. If an organization has limited experience in rehousing collections, they should work with their Site Assessment consultant to provide guidance selecting appropriate supply materials.


The program will offer awards of up to $500 per museum for relevant supplies. Supplies may include: storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, artifact trays, dividers, UV filtering film, Tyvek sheeting, tape, tags, labels, and environmental monitors.   Supply requests for archival or library collections will not be supported.  Applications will be reviewed for eligibility. All eligible requests will be considered for funding. If the amount requested by all eligible applicants exceeds the amount available, a random drawing will be held to select those that will receive support. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received Collection Needs Assessment Program: Site Assessment or Supply Grants in the past two years. No match is required.

Applications will be accepted from chartered nonprofit museums, historical organizations or other cultural institutions either incorporated in or registered to do business in NYS, that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public. GHHN membership is not required. Federal & municipal museums and historic sites must contact the CNAP administrator to discuss eligibility.  Sites and collections owned by New York State governmental agencies (village, town, county, state), federal, and religious institutions are ineligible .  Organizations with budgets under $250,000 are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not received prior funding from this Supplies Program.

Please refer to application instructions and guidelines found on our website at www.greaterhudson.org before beginning application. We highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue.  

 

Collection Needs Assessment  Awardees have a requirement to prepare a final report. Please note, our final report submission process is paperless

Final Report Deadline is JUNE 1, 2019

Please Note: You must notify GHHN if you do not anticipate spending all your awarded funds.  Any unspent funds must be received back to GHHN at the time of Final Report submission, made payable to Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Unspent funds will be re-granted in subsequent grant rounds. 

Some parts of the final report will be filled out in fields in the portal, and other parts of the final report will now need to be uploaded as PDF files. Regardless of whether or not you will be filling in fields directly or uploading documents, we highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue. Please note, questions with fillable fields will not accept formatting such as bulleted lists or boldface or italics. This formatting is allowable in PDF files that you upload.

Your final report MUST consist of:

1.    A narrative (maximum one page) addressing the following: A narrative accounting of your site assessment, including the consultant name and the date of the visit, and a general overview of the consultant's report.

2.    An accounting of grant expenses, indicating totals for both consultant fee and consultant travel.

3.    Please attach a copy of the report provided to you by your consultant. 

 

OPTIONAL: If you would like, you may attach press releases, announcements, publications, and exhibit or program materials referring to the grant program. If you post on Facebook or Twitter about the awarded funds, please make sure to tag Greater Hudson Heritage Network (on Twitter:@theGHHN) in the posts so we may see the post.

Collection Needs Assessment  Awardees have a requirement to prepare a final report. Please note, our final report submission process is paperless


Final Report Deadline is JUNE 1, 2019.

Please Note: You must notify GHHN if you do not anticipate spending all your awarded funds.  Any unspent funds must be received back to GHHN at the time of Final Report submission, made payable to Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Unspent funds will be re-granted in subsequent grant rounds.

Some parts of the final report will be filled out in fields in the portal, and other parts of the final report will now need to be uploaded as PDF files. Regardless of whether or not you will be filling in fields directly or uploading documents, we highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue. Please note, questions with fillable fields will not accept formatting such as bulleted lists or boldface or italics. This formatting is allowable in PDF files that you upload.

Your final report MUST consist of:


1.    A narrative (maximum one page) addressing the following: A narrative accounting of how grant funds were spent, i.e. what was purchased with the funds and their purpose.

2.    Attach an accounting of grant expenses, indicating total awarded, total project expenses, and if you are returning any funds to GHHN.

OPTIONAL: If you would like, you may attach press releases, announcements, publications, and exhibit or program materials referring to the grant program. If you post on Facebook or Twitter about the awarded funds, please make sure to tag Greater Hudson Heritage Network (on Twitter:@theGHHN) in the posts so we may see the post.

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