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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:
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: Wake Up and Smell the Possibilities

June 27, 2013 06:28 PM
With the help of an IMLS grant the Mosaics Templar Cultural Center was able to hire collections and education staff. Read More

Blog: AAHC Forum: A Dream Becomes Reality

June 20, 2013 03:48 PM
A museum that started off as a father and son project received a Conservation Assessment Program grant to help the museum grow. Read More

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Blog: AAHC Forum: Collections Management Initiatives: Big Things Are Happening at the Harvey B. Gantt Center

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. Read More

Biloxi Under Seven Flags.
Blog Post: A Mississippi Gulf Coast Album

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. Read More