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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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UCM’s McClure Archives and Museum to Participate in National CAP Program

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 5, 2017) – The Arthur F. McClure Archives and University Museum at the University of Central Missouri has been selected as one of 75 institutions across the country to participate in the inaugural year of the Collections Assessment for Preservation  program. 

Administered by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works, CAP assists museums in improving the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings.

A team of two preservation professionals will spend two days surveying the site and meeting with archives and museum staff before preparing a comprehensive report that will identify preventive conservation priorities. The assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

The program will be a first step in the next phase of collections care work at the McClure Archives and University Museum.

“The CAP assessment will provide the Archives and Museum staff with an opportunity to make key decisions about our collections,” said Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, director of the archives and museum. “It is an important step in our continued service to the community and the care of our collections in perpetuity.”

The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency that supports museums and libraries.

The McClure Archives and University Museum, located in Room 1470 of the university’s James C. Kirkpatrick Library, specializes in ethnographic and historic collections. It is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, when classes are in session. Learn more at, or call 660-543-4649 to arrange group tours.