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2020 ICPC Scholarships

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 ICPC Scholarships

Scholarships for ICPC Members

Amount: The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) is offering two reimbursement scholarships of up to $500 for conservation or collection-care coursework or travel expenses related to conservation or collection-care coursework.

What qualifies: Potential conservation or collections-care courses are offered online or in person by a variety of organizations, including (but not limited to the Northern States Conservation Center, Northeast Document Conservation Center,, the Midwest Art Conservation Center, Connecting to Collections Care, Society of American Archivists, LYRASIS, American Library Association, American Records Management Association, American Association for State and Local History, among others.

Eligibility: Iowa residents or college students in Iowa who work in or have worked in a museum, historical society, library, archive, genealogical society library, government record office, or other institution that preserves the history and culture of Iowa. Eligible applicants must be individual members of the ICPC or from an organization that has an institutional membership with ICPC and must demonstrate that the class taken will be utilized within the state of Iowa.

Requirement: Scholarship recipients are required either to provide a tip sheet on the material covered or to present at a future ICPC SOS conference (usually in June).

Notification: Applicants will be notified as soon as winners are selected.

Reimbursement: The successful applicant will pay for and take a class and submit verification of course completion; for scholarships used for travel to a course site, travel-expense receipts will be required.

Questions: Please contact

Apply for an ICPC Scholarship

Applications for ICPC’s 2020 scholarships are due by September 1. Click here for the application form. Follow the instructions on the form for application submission.

Website Addresses:

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Museum Study

Northern States Conservation Center

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Call for Presentations for the 2020 SOS Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium

Save Our Stuff (SOS), the Annual Conference and Meeting of the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) will be held on June 5, 2020, at the Spirit Lake Campus of  Iowa Lakes Community College in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Preserving and conserving Iowa’s cultural heritage is a pillar in the missions of many institutions around the state. ICPC’s Save Our Stuff conference focuses on strategies and practices that meet the preservation needs of Iowa’s cultural institutions. 

Proposals are now being accepted for sessions for the 2020 ICPC Conference and Annual Meeting.  Topics should directly address issues of preservation and conservation of cultural materials including, but not limited to, books, manuscripts, ephemera, and artifacts. Presentations ought to be applicable to institutions with various staff sizes and budgets.

Speakers may propose sessions in the following formats:

1.  Full sessions – 50 minutes in length.  If you are proposing a round table or panel presentation, please include names and titles of all participants.

2.  Half Session – 20 minute presentation as a joint session on a common topic. 

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to ICPC Administrative Assistant at: Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019. Proposals accepted for sessions will be notified at the end of  April.

Speakers are requested to donate their time, expertise, and travel. Lunch is provided for speakers, but those wishing to attend conference sessions other than their own must register.

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