College and University Collection Care Grant

1960s Aloha Shirt from the University of Hawai'i Museum

Here is a funding opportunity for my fellow academics in the US, the Costume Society of America‘s College and University Collection Care Grant

Description
The $1500 College and University Collection Care Grant is intended to assist with the care, maintenance, preservation, and instructional missions of a college or university collection that is not eligible for a Small Museum Collection Care Grant.

Purpose
The College and University Collection Care Grant is intended to assist the costume and textiles collection of a college or university that receives little or no financial support from its institution. Funding may be used to support the care, conservation, and/or instructional mission of a collection of historic, period, or otherwise informative costume and textiles that are intended for preservation and are used for study by an institution that has a degree program in apparel, textiles, or theatre.

University of Hawai'i Museum

Eligibility

Institutions applying for a Grant must meet the following requirements:

  • be a degree granting institution
  • have a degree program in apparel, textiles, or theatre
  • The institution must legally own the collection; it cannot be a private collection housed in a college/university.
  • provide institutional support for the collection. duties include the care and maintenance of the collection.
  • provide institutional endorsement of the collection by some expression of commitment, such as, exhibition space, insurance, storage, or time invested in the care and management of the collection
  • to accept the Grant, the chosen institution must become an Institutional Member of CSA

The collection seeking assistance must:

  • consist of dress, textiles, and related objects (published materials, textile production tools/equipment, etc.)
  • be legally owned by the institution applying for the Grant (not a private collection housed in a college/university)
  • be intended for preservation

Selection Criteria
Applications will be judged by:

  • high impact of the project on collection’s well-being and mission
  • feasibility of the project in terms of budget, time line, and personnel to carry it out
  • significance of the collection to the academic unit

Application Deadline

Completed applications must be postmarked by February 28.

Application Procedure
Complete the application, and send five copies, together with any relevant documentation and supporting material, to:

Chair, College and University Collection Care Grant
The Costume Society of America
390 Amwell Road, Suite 403
Hillsborough, NJ, USA 08844

Further details may be found at the Costume Society’s web site.

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