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With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Trust undertook six major statewide projects during 2013 and 2014. These included:

Collection Care Conferences: These two-day conferences provide hands-on and interactive programming tailored to the needs of staff and volunteers with little or no collections care experience. 2013

Collection Care Face to Face Webinars: These are highlights from the Connecting to Collections webinars, and will include group discussions. 2014

"Caring for Family Treasures" Traveling Exhibition:: Consisting of 12 banner stands, this traveling exhibit is available at no cost to Oklahoma heritage organizations. The purpose of the exhibit is to help the public learn about taking care of their family heirlooms while also raising awareness of the collection care needs of Oklahoma archives, libraries, and museums. 2013 and 2014

May Day Call to Action: To engage members of the Oklahoma Legislature, the media, and the general public in actions that will help archives, libraries, museums, and collecting institutions of all types care for the state's heritage, a half-day celebration is scheduled at the State Capitol on May 1, 2013 and 2014.

Family Treasures Road Show: Recognizing that the need to preserve Oklahoma treasures extends beyond archives, libraries, and museums, the Trust is sponsoring an afternoon at the Oklahoma History Center where professional conservators will advise members of the public on caring for their treasures. 2013

Top Ten Artifacts Campaign: This project provides museums, libraries, and archives an opportunity to raise awareness about the ongoing and expensive care of collections, as well as build a case for support when courting donors and applying for grants. Here's how it works: Participating organizations nominate an item from their collections that they would like to conserve. Once accepted into the program, organizations and the Trust promote the item and encourage the public to vote on the item they feel is most worthy of being preserved. 2013 and 2014

Collections Care Site Visits: Selected through an application process, up to 24 archives, libraries, and museums will receive in-depth, specialized assistance with collections care, fundraising, and marketing plans. Organizations are required to complete an extensive self-assessment evaluation, install environmental monitoring equipment, and fully participate in the site visit. 2013 and 2014