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IMLS at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in Atlanta

April 22, 2015 02:51 PM
Visit the IMLS booth in the federal pavilion and learn more about our funding opportunities. Read More

 
Call for Applications for Five IMLS Museum Grant Programs for FY 2015

September 26, 2014 09:01 AM
IMLS will accept applications until December 1, 2014. Read More

 
Federal Grants of $30 Million Awarded to Support Museums across the U.S.

September 18, 2014 08:28 AM
Today IMLS announces recipients of the Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs. Grants awarded in 2014 inspire museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Read More

 
New Bedford Whaling Museum apprentices take a selfie in front of the world’s largest ship model, Lagoda.
Blog Post: Why Host a High School Apprentice Program?

August 5, 2015 10:04 AM
The New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts an afterschool apprenticeship program to inspire high school students to enroll in college. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Putting Seniors at the Center

July 22, 2015 02:48 PM
Museums and libraries have a role to play in promoting healthy aging, independent living, and community involvement for seniors. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Science from the Start Kicks Off at the Sciencenter

May 1, 2015 12:43 PM
Science from the Start workshops help adults engage their children ages 3-5 years in activities that promote science and STEM learning. Read More

 
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Hands-on, Play-Based Learning at the Marbles Kids Museum Helps Kids and Parents Get Ready for School

August 13, 2015 11:03 AM
Marbles Kids Museum developed and implemented a school readiness project, “Ready, Set, School.” Through hands-on play in a new “Ready, Set, School” classroom exhibit and participation in play-based, school-like programming and events, the project increases school readiness among children ages 2-5, their families, and community organizations that support them. Read More

 
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Preserving Art and Finding Hidden Treasures


The Barnes Foundation treated 22 works of art on paper from its permanent collection, including art by Picasso, Cézanne, Klee, Degas, and Renoir, for conservation. In addition to increasing collection accessibility for education, research, and aesthetic appreciation, the conservation project produced an astounding discovery. Read More

 
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Teacher Institutes for Science Education and Ocean Conservation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium


The Monterey Bay Aquarium offered expanded professional development programs for teachers through a teacher institute project, providing 450 teachers with new tools, skills, and support through 15 year-long, grade-appropriate teacher institutes over 3 years. Participating teachers were better able to engage and inspire students to develop a connection to their local environment and gain the basic ocean science and critical thinking skills necessary to be effective citizens and ocean stewards. Read More

 
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FY 2016 Guide to Museum Funding Programs and Opportunities


This four-page overview of IMLS museum funding programs provides succinct information on the Office of Museum Services' FY 2016 grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and partnerships of interest to the museum community. Read More

 
FY14 OMS Report
Office of Museum Services Update for FY 2014


With succinct text and bold infographics, the report presents an accessible look the grant programs, strategic priorities, and the types of organizations and projects that were funded in 2014 by the Office of Museum Services. Read More

 
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2015 Guide to Funding Programs and Opportunities


This four-page overview of IMLS funding programs provides succinct information on the agency's grant and award programs, as well as agency initiatives and priorities. Read More

 
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Museums for America: Johnson County Museum

September 22, 2011 12:00 AM
The Johnson County Museum, a half-century old history museum in suburban Kansas describes how an MFA grant helped to expand their presence from a small building to the online environment. Working with the Johnson County Library, they created a web-accessible archive containing more than 22,000 photographs from the mid-1850s to the present, as well as historic atlases, and aerial and architectural photographs. Read More

 
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Museums for America: Chicago Botanic Garden

September 22, 2011 12:00 AM
Chicago Botanic Garden describes how it used an MFA grant to establish the North Lawndale Green Youth Farm, a program serving high school youth in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. The project allowed the Chicago Botanic Garden to extend their community garden work into a deeper commitment to communities, more extensive opportunities for youth education and explicit connections between gardening and food systems. Read More

 
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Museums for America: Pratt Museum

September 22, 2011 12:00 AM
The Pratt Museum describes its Museums for America grant for The Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place, which aligned educational programming to a new focus and deepened relationships with the local community. The project also initiated new activities and conversations with Native youth and elders focused on engaging youth members. The museum had several partners, including the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local science and arts organizations. Read More