Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation to participate in Collections Assessment For Preservation Program

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The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation announces that it is one of 98 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. 

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a general conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

Historic LR Jackson home

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is honored to own and maintain Laura’s historic house and personal items of hers. The Board of the Foundation is committed to the preservation of the 1910 Florida Vernacular home in which Laura resided from the early 1940s until 1991. Her personal items and books are in the home as well as a special display at the Brackett Library on the campus of the Indian River State College-Mueller Center.

The CAP program is administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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About: Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Historic Home is located at 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, and is committed to preserving and sharing how she lived. It is open from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 – 12:00 on Saturdays from November through April. Learn more at LRJF.org Additionally the Foundation hosts adult and student writing groups and programs throughout the year.

About FAIC

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation saves cultural heritage for future generations, protecting it from decay and destruction. Learn more about FAIC at www.culturalheritage.org/foundation.

About IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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