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:
October 4, 2012 03:39 PM
Part scientist, part detective, conservators help to protect and preserve objects that have great power to connect us to science, history, art, nature and culture.
August 30, 2012 12:47 PM
An IMLS-funded planning project is paving the way for better archiving practices at theaters, particularly theaters of color.
August 24, 2012 03:09 PM
The Chicago Zoo's Welfare Track project, funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant, takes a different approach to monitoring the welfare of animals, focusing on causes of wellness in addition to what causes sickness.
August 17, 2012 11:10 AM
The IMLS-funded SafeArchive system automates established replication policies and helps institutions collaborate to preserve digital content.
July 5, 2012 04:16 PM
Drs. Hayley Murphy and Marietta Dindo explain the Great Ape Heart Project, which is assisting nearly every ape in North America in the fight against heart disease, a significant factor in their morbidity and mortality.