Akin Library to Participate in CAP Program

The Akin Hall Association announces that it is one of 80 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. The assessment is scheduled to take place September 21 and 22.

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.

“The Akin Free Library has proudly stood on Quaker Hill for more than 122 years,” says Director Matthew Hogan. “The assessment is an important step for us toward being good stewards. The CAP final report will guide decisions on how best to preserve the Akin Free Library in total.”

“Simply by applying for the CAP program, the Akin Hall Association has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage,” adds Tiffani Emig, Programs Director for the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC).

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.

The Akin Free Library is located at 378 Old Quaker Hill Road in Pawling, NY, and specializes in natural and local history. It is open from Friday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more at AkinFreeLibrary.org online.

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (FAIC), supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC at Conservation-us.org/foundation online.