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:
March 18, 2015 01:43 PM
The “Hear My Voice”: Alexander Graham Bell and the Origins of Recorded Sound exhibit at the National Museum of American History used IRENE technology to make digital copies of some of the earliest sound recordings ever made.
March 9, 2015 01:40 PM
A drawing by the American illustrator Rose O’Neill, a surprise discovery through an IMLS grant, is now on display at the Delaware Art Museum.
January 15, 2015 03:53 PM
During my four years leading IMLS, we helped shaped a future course for the nation’s libraries and museums through our investments, partnerships, and leadership initiatives.
November 18, 2014 03:15 PM
The digital collection reflects the diversity and complex history of faith and practice in the state.
November 13, 2014 08:39 AM
Wildlife Biologist Chip Leslie talks to his 8-year-old grandson, Donovan, about science, their regular visits to the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma, and the exhibit that Donovan would most like to see.