Clemson University’s Historic Properties to participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation program


CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Department of Historic Properties is one of 79 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program in 2019.

photo of Fort Hill
Fort Hill is Clemson’s primary historic property.

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a 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 care efforts in the coming years.

“This will be the second time that Fort Hill has undergone the CAP and we will be able to use these results as a benchmark of conservation progress made and areas of conservation that need to be addressed next,” said Will D. Hiott Sr., executive director and chief curator. “As part of Clemson University, we support the initiatives of ClemsonForward, supporting research and investigation of Clemson faculty and students, while also serving as an educational resource for our local community and beyond of all ages.”

The CAP program is administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency that supports museums and libraries.

Clemson University’s Historic Properties
Fort Hill, an 1803 historic house museum, is located at 520 Fort Hill St. in Clemson and specializes in the history of all who lived on the land that is now Clemson University. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. and Sunday 2-4:30 p.m. Learn more at

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

Institute of Museum and Library Services
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 grant-making, 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 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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