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Dissolution of Heritage Preservation, Inc.

The Heritage Preservation Board of Directors recently voted to recommend dissolution of Heritage Preservation, Inc., effective June 30, 2015.  This difficult decision was based on a number of factors, including a careful and extensive review of Heritage Preservation’s programs, together with realistic current and future projections of the organization’s fiscal sustainability following the loss of annual general operating support.

In accordance with District of Columbia laws, representatives of all member organizations in good standing as of 2014 were asked to vote on the dissolution of Heritage Preservation, Inc.  In the member voting process, a majority of members had to return ballots for the vote to be effective.  A majority of those members returning ballots must have voted in favor of the dissolution for the measure to pass.  Ballots were due by April 15, 2015.

 As of 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2015, Heritage Preservation received 70 out of a possible 126 member votes, with 69 approving the dissolution and one vote against the dissolution, so the measure has passed.

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 present this new study as follow up to the success of the Heritage Health Index 2004.

Look for the HHI 2014 summary report, expected to be released in early Summer 2015.

Conservation Assessment Program

The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) has been a joint project of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Heritage Preservation for many years. Primary funding for this program has come from IMLS, with program implementation managed by Heritage Preservation.
With Heritage Preservation currently in the midst of an organizational transition, IMLS and Heritage Preservation have mutually decided that we will be unable to process applications for the 2015 CAP cycle.

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