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Creating a Nation of Learners

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS supports key issues of national concern:

 

 

 photo of Maura MarxCelebrating National Poetry Month with Student Poets
From the White House to Buffalo, NY, the 2014 National Student Poets have been engaging communities with the gift of poetry. Read more.

National Medal Congratulations to the 2015 Medalists!
The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. Read more.

 

Preserving Art and Finding Hidden Treasures

The Barnes Foundation treated 22 works of art on paper from its permanent collection, including art by Picasso, Cézanne, Klee, Degas, and Renoir, for conservation. In addition to increasing collection accessibility for education, research, and aesthetic appreciation, the conservation project produced an astounding discovery. Read more.

New! IMLS Data Catalog home

Our new Data Catalog puts IMLS data—comprising agency data such as grants administration and data about museums, libraries, and related organizations—at the fingertips of researchers, developers, and interested members of the public who want to dig deeper. Read more.

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