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Collections Care/Preservation

Libraries and museums care for collections that connect us to history, art, science and the natural world.

Connecting to Collections logoNational Initiative: Connecting to Collections
Connecting to Collections is a national initiative to raise public awareness of the importance of caring for our treasures, and to underscore the fact that these collections are essential to the American story.

Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen collections care/preservation (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Collections care/preservation content on the IMLS Web site:
IMLS Announces Grants of $2.4 Million for U.S. Museums

July 17, 2015 10:04 AM
Forty-four grants to 21 states will strengthen museum operations and support the stewardship of our nation’s cultural heritage. Read More

 
Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program

June 29, 2015 12:21 PM
IMLS seeks a cooperator for national program to help small and midsize museums care for their collections. Read More

 
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National Collections Care Survey Is Open

October 28, 2014 02:10 PM
14,000 institutions will receive an email invitation to participate. Read More

 
IMLS Awards $1.3 Million for Training and Professional Development Projects

October 16, 2014 09:37 AM
Three IMLS-funded projects will help library, museum, and archives professionals develop expertise and leadership skills. Read More

 
New IMLS Funding to Support the Digital Public Library of America

September 30, 2014 11:26 AM
An IMLS grant will help the Digital Public Library of America expand its infrastructure to make more digital collections available to all. Read More