Past News at Kluge-Ruhe

Kluge-Ruhe Selected to Participate in Conservation Assessment Program • Tuesday June 14, 2011

Kluge-Ruhe has been selected by Heritage Preservation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States, to participate in their 2011 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP).

The program consists of a general conservation assessment of museum conditions, policies, and procedures that relate to and affect collections care. Conservation priorities will be identified by two trained museum professionals who will conduct a site visit to the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. The assessment will culminate in a written report, which will help the Museum develop strategies for improved collections care and provide a tool for long-range planning and fundraising. Heritage Preservation has allocated funding for two assessors to visit the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. One assessor will address conservation issues and the other will survey the museum’s historic building and how it relates to the preservation of the collection.

Over the last two years the Kluge-Ruhe Collection has undertaken an initiative to preserve and re-house over 500 artworks in the collection. Participation in CAP will expand these efforts to improve care of collections at the museum. For information about the program, click here. To see a slideshow of Kluge-Ruhe’s recent bark re-housing project, click here.