Libraries and museums care for collections that connect us to history, art, science and the natural world.
National 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:
June 13, 2013 02:20 PM
Using IMLS funding, the Gantt Center hired a collections management consultant to improve inventory, collection management software, conservation, disaster recovery, and digital planning.
May 31, 2013 08:33 AM
An IMLS grant to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Archives helped complete the preservation and captioning of the premiere photographic collections of South Mississippi that survived Hurricane Katrina.
April 18, 2013 01:48 PM
Museum puts CAP recommendations into action.
April 4, 2013 10:17 AM
An IMLS Grant to the Hampton University Museum helped create hands-on, interactive workshops to expose high school students to a wide array of careers within the museum and archival fields.
February 21, 2013 12:37 PM
Graduate fellows at the African American Museum in Philadelphia crafted a compelling historical account of 20th-century African American culture by using archival materials from Motown legend, The Supremes.