Join us for an overview of National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants, including eligible activities, the application process, the review process, and more. Senior Program Officer Mary Downs will provide information and answers to your questions.
We’ll talk about what’s new in 2019 including:
New Deadline: January 31, 2019
New Maximum Award Amounts: Up to $10,000 for grants to improve general preservation practices. Institutions in federally declared disaster areas can also use funds for conservation treatment, disaster planning, and recovery and mitigation activities. The $10,000 level also includes the hiring of consultants to undertake preservation assessments and offer education and training, who may be accompanied by an advanced preservation graduate student or recent graduate of a preservation program. Up to $15,000 for grants to support activities related to American history collections that may be a part of the United States 250th anniversary coming up in 2026.
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project. She is active in the American Library Association and is the Chair of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.
Instructor: Mary Downs
Mary E. Downs is Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), where she coordinates programs that support small cultural heritage institutions to preserve their humanities collections and that document endangered languages. At NEH, Downs has led efforts to target funding for preservation of at-risk cultural heritage, for emergency and disaster preparedness, and for preservation and revitalization of Native American languages and cultures. She previously served at the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Park Service. Her academic background is in Classics and Classical Archaeology; she holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.