Celebrate Canada’s rich heritage by showcasing your objects - apply for CCI’s Conservation Treatment

Posted in Collections by Dan Holbrow on May 27th, 2014

Canada is celebrating many important milestones and anniversaries on the way to the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Do you have objects linked to these events that need conservation treatments? Perhaps you have items that are not related to these anniversaries, but they are important to your collections, institution or community. The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is accepting applications for requests for conservation treatment services in 2015–2016. (Details regarding the types of objects that can be submitted and the application process can be found below.)

When selecting objects for conservation treatment, CCI will give particular consideration to objects related to:

200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald
50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada

175th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
175th Anniversary of the Elections of Baldwin and La Fontaine Leaders for Responsible Government
150th Anniversary of the Fenian Raids
Centennial of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel (First World War)
75th Anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong
Centennial of the Canadian Women’s Suffrage

150th Anniversary of the Confederation  
125th Anniversary of the Stanley Cup and 100th Anniversary of the National Hockey League
Centennial of the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele
75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
50th Anniversary of the Canada Games

About CCI’s Conservation Treatment Services

CCI offers conservation treatment services to Canadian museums, archives and historic sites. These include treatments to prevent further deterioration, aid interpretation, or re-establish culturally significant qualities. Services can range from minimal stabilization to complete conservation treatments.

Applications for treatment services can be submitted at any time, and are reviewed once each year. The current deadline for submitting requests for treatments is October 15, 2014. Objects which are selected will be called in to CCI in 2015–16, but the completion date will depend on the complexity of the treatment.

The following types of artifacts will be considered for treatment:

Fine Arts
Paper (works of art on paper, photos, archival materials and books)
Historic, Cultural, Religious and Aboriginal Objects
While the selection of objects for treatment is always based on CCI's assessment criteria, we encourage you to consider submitting requests for objects of particular importance that may be linked to the above key milestones in Canada’s history.
Canadian museums, archives and historic sites open to the public do not pay for treatment costs, except under extraordinary circumstances. Clients are responsible for all costs of transporting objects to and from CCI, including adequate crating (which may require modifications to crates or new crates as a result of conservation treatment), shipping and insurance. Clients also pay for the cost of new mounts or frames if required.

Please note that missing information can disqualify an application.  For this reason, we encourage you to submit your requests as soon as possible for a preliminary review.  This will allow time to add missing information, if required.

If you require assistance in preparing your application, please contact Elisabeth Joy.

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2014.

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