Applying for CCI’s Conservation and Restoration Treatment Services in 2012
The Canadian Conservation Institute is pleased to offer free conservation and restoration treatment services to public museums, art galleries, archives and historic sites to help you preserve and exhibit your objects. The October 15, 2012 deadline for treatment requests for the coming year is fast approaching and we invite you to submit your applications as soon as possible.
Requests can be submitted for the following types of objects/artifacts:
- Paper (photos, archival materials and books)
- Furniture and decorative arts
- Historic, cultural, religious and Aboriginal objects
- Fine Arts (paintings, including mural paintings)
While the selection of objects for treatment is always based on CCI’s assessment criteria, we encourage you to consider submitting requests for objects of particular importance to your communities that may be linked to key milestones in Canada’s history. In preparing your applications, you may want to consider the many significant national anniversaries that will be celebrated in the next few years, including events such as:
- the Centennial of the first Canadian scientific expedition to the Arctic (1913-18)
- the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences
- significant events related to the First and Second World Wars
- the 75th anniversary of the Winnipeg Ballet
- the 75th anniversary of the National Film Board
- the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth
- the 175th anniversary of the birth of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
- the 100th anniversaries celebrating women’s suffrage and allowing women to vote for the first time
Please note that missing information can disqualify an application. For this reason, we encourage you to submit your requests as soon as possible for a preliminary review. This will allow time to add missing information, if required.
If you require assistance in preparing your application for textile, object (including archaeological, historic, cultural, religious or Aboriginal), or paper treatments, please contact Elisabeth Joy. For furniture, decorative arts or fine arts treatments, please contact James Bourdeau.
Again, please note that the deadline for submissions is October 15, 2012.