Sites can obtain free consultations in a maximum of two of the following topic areas:
Any institution may apply. However, partiality will be given to those facilities with fewer financial resources (generally with an operating budget under $100,000).
Individual or institutional membership in NCMC is not a requirement for applicants. While enlisting new members is an ongoing objective of NCMC's work, the overriding mission of FOCoS is to help small institutions, regardless of affiliation with NCMC.
FOCoS will be administered through NCMC's vice president working in cooperation with the chairs of Membership Development and Professional Development. If you are interested in serving as a consultant or would like to receive a visit from FOCoS consultants, please contact NCMC’s Vice President: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download an application, put together your supplemental information, and submit your documents to email@example.com.
Please note that applications can be created by staff or volunteers at a museum or site, but must be finalized, reviewed, and signed by the director or site representative of the applicant organization. The director or site representative is then the direct contact for all interactions involving the FOCoS program.
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2019 – Iredell Museums
2018 – The Museum of the Waxhaws
2017 – The Milton Renaissance Foundation
2017 – Scotland County Historic Properties Commission
2016 – Swansboro Heritage Society
2015 – Asheville History Center
2012 – Korner’s Folly
2012 – Rockingham County Historical Society Museum and Archives
2011 – Penderlea Homestead Museum
2011 – St. Paul Museum / North Randolph Historical Society
2010 – Orange County Historical Museum
2010 – Robeson County History Museum
2009 – Kannapolis History Associates
2009 – Hamlet Historic Depot Museum