Ali Center to participate in collections preservation program



LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce it is one of 56 institutions in the United States selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collection by providing support for a general conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum is working with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

“We take the responsibility of housing and conserving our collection seriously,” Senior Director of Education and Curation Erin Herbert said. “Our participation in this program is a significant step to ensure that Muhammad Ali’s legacy is preserved for generations to come.”

The CAP program is administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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About the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to justice for all, following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali. The Center’s mission is to mobilize Muhammad Ali’s legacy to foster respect, inspire generations of changemakers, and advance social justice.

In its 17-year history, the Center has created programs that exemplify the principles of Muhammad Ali and the mission of the Center. Over the past decade, the Center has developed impactful programming serving children and adults, reaching people of all cultures, nationalities, ages, and geographic areas. Inspiration is Ali’s gift, and his six core principles mark his true legacy—a legacy that has the power to live on, beyond the man, and beyond the walls of the Center.

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