Our Mission: To preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations through innovative leadership, education, and programs.

The Heritage Health Information 2014: A National Collections Care Survey (HHI 2014) is the only comprehensive survey to collect data on the condition and preservation needs of our nation’s collections. Heritage Preservation, in partnership with IMLS and NEH, is pleased to announce this new study as follow up to the success of the Heritage Health Index 2004.

Selected institutions will receive an email to participate beginning the week of October 20th. Look for the email OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS - The HHI 2014 National Collections Care Survey is here! and help us to ensure the preservation of our nation’s treasured cultural heritage in archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections, and archaeological repositories.


New Alliance for Response Website
Alliance for Response (AFR) has been successfully connecting cultural stewards and emergency managers at the local level for over ten years. With generous support by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the new AFR website features an improved online experience to address the needs of the growing number of networks, as well as the communities that want to launch an AFR network. Visit the new site at:


Heritage Preservation – A Time for Planning and Transition
After a lengthy assessment, Heritage Preservation’s Board of Directors and leadership have concluded that the organization must re-focus and transition its primary operation. We appreciate your support during this transition. More information can be found here.




Ross Merrill Award
Tudor Place Historic House & Garden is this year's recipient of the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. Learn more about this outstanding organization.


CAP is pleased to announce that 78 museums, from 43 states and the District of Columbia, have been selected to have the condition of their collections and historic structures assessed as part of the 2014 CAP program. This diverse group of museums includes the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Wisconsin, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in North Carolina, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in New Mexico. We look forward to working with these wonderful museums this year!


Help Heritage Preservation Meet a Challenge.
In today’s ever-changing world, Heritage Preservation remains the recognized leader in promoting collections care and conservation. Through preservation programming, resource materials, extended networks, and advocacy efforts, we strive to protect and preserve the nation’s heritage for future generations. 


Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Heritage Preservation. Your contribution will not only enable us to continue our efforts to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage but it will also help us match a major challenge grant from The Bay and Paul Foundations.


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