COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum has announced that it is one of 79 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.
The Relic Room was awarded $7,000 to pay for bringing in a building assessor and a collections assessor who will provide recommendations for collections care and planning.
CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.
“This will be a great help to us in our mission,” said Allen Roberson, executive director of the museum. “We can always use help with the delicate job of preserving our extensive collection of artifacts, some of them centuries old, in our building, which is itself a historical artifact.”
The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency that supports museums and libraries.
About the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is an accredited museum focusing on South Carolina’s distinguished martial tradition through the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, the War on Terror, and other American conflicts. It serves as the state’s military history museum by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting South Carolina’s military heritage from the colonial era to the present, and by providing superior educational experiences and programming. It is located at 301 Gervais St. in Columbia, sharing the Columbia Mills building with the State Museum. For more information, go to https://crr.sc.gov/.
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation saves cultural heritage for future generations, protecting it from decay and destruction. Learn more about FAIC at www.culturalheritage.org/foundation.
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