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Global Preservation Assessments Available
Through a project funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) ANLA has received funds to conduct global preservation assessments for five member institutions.
A global preservation assessment (GPA) is a comprehensive assessment of the impact of activities and facilities on the conservation of holdings. The analysis and recommendations in the final report will provide the foundation for further preservation initiatives. This is a useful document to present to funders and sponsoring institutions: it makes practical recommendations for storage and environmental improvements which can often be implemented at minimal cost.
Under this CEDP-funded project, Global Preservation Assessments will be free of charge.
The initial selection will consist of one institution per ANLA membership region: St. John’s/Avalon, Eastern, Central. Western and Labrador ( as defined by the NL Tourism guide). Criteria will include:
- ANLA membership in good standing
- CEDP eligibility
- No GPA within the last 10 years
- Order of receipt
- If no applications are received from any particular region, ANLA will consider applications from other regions in order of receipt.
Institutions selected for a GPA will be sent a copy of the preliminary assessment guide form, which must be completed prior to the on-site assessment. The questionnaire must be completed before the conservator’s visit.
If you have never had a GPA done, or if you have not had one done the last 10 years I would strongly advise that you consider taking advantage of this opportunity.
For more information please contact the ANLA office.