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Appleton Museum to Participate in Conservation Assessment Program

June 17, 2013

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will participate in Heritage Preservation’s 2013 Conservation Assessment Program, which will provide a general conservation assessment of the museum’s collections.

The Appleton joins 2,800 museums that have been chosen to participate in CAP. A professional conservator will spend two days surveying the Appleton and three days preparing a comprehensive report that will identify conservation priorities. The on-site consultation will enable the Appleton Museum staff to evaluate current collections care policies, procedures and environmental conditions. Participation will also assist in the development of a comprehensive Long Range Preservation Plan for the museum.

“We are pleased about this opportunity and look forward to the feedback from CAP,” said Appleton Director Cindi Morrison.

Heritage Preservation President Lawrence L. Reger praised the Appleton Museum for “making the vital work of caring for collections a priority of their institution, even in these challenging financial times, and helping ensure that they are available to present and future generations.”

Heritage Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. CAP has served museums for 22 years is supported through a cooperative agreement with the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Appleton Museum of Art specializes in painting, sculpture and decorative arts from the 15th through the 21st centuries. Current exhibitions include “Works from the Permanent Collection” and “New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Soto’s Florida Expedition.” Upcoming exhibits include “Edge to Edge: Vintage Panoramic Photography of Florida” and “Art of the Robot” featuring a variety of more than 40 robots.

The Appleton Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday and closed on Monday. Daily admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. In addition, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over; $30 for adults 18 and over; $40 for two seniors over age 55; $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18; and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org.

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