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FAIC/Tru Vue Conservation and Exhibition Grants

  • 1.  FAIC/Tru Vue Conservation and Exhibition Grants

    Posted 11-03-2022 10:44 AM

    Tru Vue, Inc. has partnered with the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation to offer grants to support projects in glazing applications for preservation and exhibition of museum and library collections. The goals of this grant program include increasing knowledge of glazing applications, supporting the preservation of collections, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encouraging the involvement of conservators in museum and library collection projects.

    Funds are to help defray direct project costs, including contract workers, display fabrication, supplies, and publicity. Salary and benefit expenses of full-time conservators on staff are not eligible for funding but may be included in the overall budget to show institutional support for the project.

    Up to four awards will be made each year. Each award includes a cash amount of up to $3,000, and a donation of Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass, which may include one of the following for use directly related to the conservation and display project. (Dimensions are based on sheet sizes of Tru Vue products):

    • Up to 60 square feet (1 sheet) of 6.0 mm Optium Museum Acrylic®
    • Up to 48 square feet (1 sheet) of 4.5 mm Optium Museum Acrylic®
    • Up to 64 square feet (2 sheets) of 3.0 mm Optium Museum Acrylic®
    • Up to 60 square feet (one sheet) of 8.8 mm UltraVue® Laminated Glass
    • Up to 74 square feet (two sheets) of 4.4 mm UltraVue® Laminated Glass

    Projects should take place within twenty-four months of the application deadline.

    Criteria for Review:

    • Applicants must be a not-for-profit collecting institution (museum or library) with active exhibition programs and located in one of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories
    • Institutions must have at least one full-time conservator on staff or a conservator on contract for the project
    • Rationale for support (demonstrated conservation goals, rather than collection management or maintenance)
    • Feasibility of project (project support and appropriate use of Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass products) and project significance
    • Level of innovation in use of Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass products
    • Publicity proposed for project to help raise awareness of conservation, including online efforts

    Additionally, preference may be given to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

    • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Highlight the role of conservation and/or conservators
    • Institutions that have not received funding from FAIC in the past three years.
    The deadline for the FAIC/Tru Vue Conservation and Exhibition Grant applications has been extended to December 1, 2022. 

    For application information, visit or email with any questions. Staff at Tru Vue are also available to advise on the materials and answer any questions about Tru Vue's products.