The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) invite you to contribute to the Canadian Collections Care Survey, a nation-wide survey on heritage collections in Canada.
The objective is to collect data that can be used for advocacy campaigns, fundraising, programming or planning by a variety of associations and organizations.
Similar to the U.S. Heritage Health Index (2005), which led to many great initiatives and an injection of capital in various collections care projects, the results of this survey will promote awareness of heritage conservation at local, provincial and federal levels and encourage the creation of new legislation, policies and funding programs.
The survey is open to staff from museums, libraries, archives, art galleries or cultural centres with heritage collections that are accessible to the public. Only one response per institution is required. The respondent should be familiar with the collection(s) and facilities and should be able to obtain basic financial and human resources information.
The Canadian Collections Care Survey includes 30 questions and should only take 15 to 30 minutes to complete—a small time commitment to make an impact! Once you’ve completed it, share a post to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #caringforcanadiancollections.
The survey will close on July 20, 2018, and results will be shared later in the year on the CAC and CAPC websites.