|Heritage Preservation’s Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) is a general conservation survey that is comprised of an extensive study of museum policies, procedures, and conditions relating to and concerning the care of a collection. The proper care and preservation of a museum structure is an equally important consideration, and the goal of the assessment is to give a museum a basis on which to form plans and policies for the long-term care and preservation of its collections and its building. By doing so, a museum establishes conservation as an integral part of its mission. The preservation needs of an historic structure and the collections it houses are often interrelated, and museums in historic structures receive the collaborative onsite participation of a collections assessor as well as an architectural assessor.
S. Harris Ltd. has three certified CAP Assessors on staff and has performed multiple assessments with great success.