Canadian Collections Care Survey

News - July 5th, 2018

The Canadian Association for the Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) invite you to contribute to a nation-wide survey on heritage collection health in Canada. The objective of this survey 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 US Heritage Health Index (2005), which led to many great initiatives and injection of capital in various collections care projects, this initiative is needed in Canada to promote awareness of heritage conservation at local, provincial, and federal levels, and to encourage the creation of new legislation, policies and funding programs.

Who should answer this survey: Staff from museums, libraries, archives, art galleries or cultural centres with heritage collections that are accessible to the public. Only one response per institution please. The respondent should be familiar with the collection and facilities, and be able to obtain basic financial and staffing information.

Follow this link to answer the survey:

It is 30 questions in length, and should only take 15-30 minutes to complete – a small time commitment to make an impact! Once you’ve completed the survey, share a post to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with #caringforcanadiancollections. The survey will close July 20, 2018, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of the Canadian Collections Care Survey!

The survey results will be shared later in 2018 on the CAC and CAPC websites.

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