California Preservation Program

Helping preserve heritage collections


  1. Californians Connecting to Collections Project
    A statewide preservation information, education, and training project for California heritage institutions. Funding was received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  2. California Audiovisual Preservation Project
    A statewide initiative to provide digitization and access services for historical California moving image and audio recordings. Funding was received from the California State Library and the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program at New York University.
  3. California Preservation Assessment Project
    A preservation assessment of the collections, including scope and scale of preservation needs as well as recommendations, is an essential first step to create a plan for enhanced collection care as well as a frequently required preliminary step for further preservation grant funding.

In addition to these projects, the California Preservation Program provides several ongoing services to California’s collecting institutions. These are detailed on the services page and in our printable Guide to California Preservation Program Services [MS Word doc]. Be sure to check the news and events listing for upcoming workshops.

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