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. To learn more about us, please click the 'Home' link at the bottom left.

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The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for projects in NYC and Nassau and Suffolk counties. The program 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 work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator


Funding Priorities
The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program embraces the widest spectrum of cultural expression and artistic pluralism and encourages organizations to demonstrate a holistic and comprehensive DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and access) commitment. We believe the objects an organization choose to conserve tells a story of what is valued. Our funding priorities value objects and stories that tell a more inclusive narrative of New York State. Therefore:

  • The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program will strongly encourage requests for support of objects involving historically marginalized and underrepresented communities.
  • For the purposes of this grant, historically marginalized and underrepresented communities may include: African American/Caribbean, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American/Indigenous; LGBTQIA and people with disabilities.
  • Additionally, objects that interpret the stories of New York State are strongly encouraged 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.

Before beginning this application, please refer to application instructions and guidelines found here:
http://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html
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.  

2022 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Awardees have a requirement to prepare a final report on the conservation paid for with your 2022 grant.


The timeline for project completion and the final report for the 2022/23 grant year:

  • Grant periods: December 2, 2022 - October 1, 2023 (10-month period)
  • Final report is due July 17, 2023 if coming in with a 2023 application, otherwise Sept 30, 2023
  • You must notify GHHN by July 17, 2023 if you do not anticipate spending all your awarded funds. GHHN must receive any unspent funds by July 30, 2023.


If you have any question regarding the timing of your project or the final report, please call Priscilla Brendler, Executive Director at 914-592-6726.

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