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Cultural Heritage/Sustainability

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:
Mark McCormick,John Franklin, Michele Parchment, Linda Colet, at table discussion
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: Convening 101 – Fostering a Community of Practice

July 11, 2013 12:38 PM
A new format at the 2013 convening of IMLS African American History and Culture grantees brought people together who share a common passion, interest, or experience in the AAHC field. Read More

Blog Post: AAHC Forum: So I’ve Got this Thing…Resources for Collections Care

July 11, 2013 12:34 PM
Newer and smaller institutions may face challenges in collections management and an overwhelming ratio of items to staff. Registrar Tracey Berg-Fulton describes collections care resources that provide guidance for museums. Read More

Participants watching a presentation at the NANH Convening
Blog Post: A Day of Sharing and Learning

July 9, 2013 09:27 AM
Grantees from the IMLS Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program gathered at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, to learn about each other’s projects, share their experiences, and meet one another in person. Read More

Library and USCIS leaders signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
Blog Post: Libraries, USCIS Join Forces to Serve the Immigrant Community

July 3, 2013 03:45 PM
IMLS partners with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide public libraries with immigration and citizenship resources and training. Read More

Blog: Celebrating Museums and Libraries Champions of Change

June 20, 2013 03:10 PM
IMLS Director Susan Hildreth reflects on the Museum and Library Champions of Change. On June 11, the White House honored twelve museum and library professionals who are strengthening educational, civic and cultural life in American communities. Read More