Libraries and museums are keystones sustaining communities' sense of place and cultural identity.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen cultural heritage/sustainability (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Cultural heritage/sustainability content on the IMLS Web site:
To explore the current and potential future relationships among cultural heritage information professionals in libraries, archives, and museums, as well as the role of educational institutions in preparing the professionals that will be needed in these organizations, IMLS awarded a cooperative agreement to Florida State University for a workshop on “Exploring the Intersection of LIS, Museum Studies, and Archives Studies Education for Encouraging the Development of 21st Century Cultural Heritage
On July 16, 2004, IMLS convened a day-long forum of leaders in the African American museum community, as well as leaders in the museum community at large, to explore the evolving role of African American museums, their contributions, and their challenges. The report provides a synthesis of the July meeting.
The University of Florida, Florida Center for Library Automation, convened a workshop in March 2003 to assess research needs related to digital cultural content. This report summarizes the results of the workshop and presents suggestions for useful areas of research.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Museum Services Act, IMLS published this story of the agency’s long-standing commitment to the conservation of museum collections. Throughout 17 years of steady and unwavering support the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with American museums, has profoundly improved the care of museum collections.