21st Century Museum Professionals Program
Note to applicants: The FY 2013 National Leadership Grant program now incorporates proposals previously solicited through the 21st Century Museum Professionals program. Read FAQ on FY13 museum program changes. (PDF, 224 KB)
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Access FY 2012 21st Century Musum Professionals Grant program Guidelines Online
21st Century Museum Professionals content on the IMLS Web site:
September 20, 2012 08:29 AM
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced nine 21st Century Museum Professionals grants totaling $1,968,346. The recipients are matching their grants with a total of $2,277,018 in non-federal funds. IMLS received 68 applications requesting $11,630,873.
April 23, 2013 08:00 AM
The Hands-on Experiential Learning Project (HELP) is a professional development training program that addresses the specific needs of small and mid-size museum professionals.
March 20, 2013 11:55 AM
Museum educators at the Powerhouse Science Center create practical guide to help local scientists build new skills.
March 19, 2013 01:30 PM
This spring, participants of the Immigration and Civil Rights Network will discuss immigration issues and work together to bring those dialogues to their museums.
Good to Grow logo Begun in 2006, Good to Grow! is the Association of Children’s Museums’ nationwide health initiative. A key feature of Good to Grow! is the “Growing Healthy Museums” project. It benefits more than 300 children’s museums that in turn have the potential to engage millions of children and families in making healthy choices.
The Science Career Ladder (SCL) at the New York Hall of Science is an innovative education, employment, and mentoring program that hires high school and college students. The program employs 150 students as Explainers who are trained to provide the following skills: Exhibition interpretation, Science demonstrations, Orientation, Workshop support, and Visitor interaction.
The USS Constitution Museum in Boston is opening a new exhibit, “All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812” to bring to life a sailor's day-to-day existence aboard the world’s oldest commissioned seafaring vessel. Using grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the museum spent more than three years studying what engages school-age visitors and their parents. A Web site allows other museums to adapt the USS Constitution Museum’s experience to their needs.