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 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.
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.
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.