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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

IMLS Announces Grants of $2 Million for U.S. Museums

July 10, 2014 08:58 AM
IMLS announces 37 museum grants awarded through three programs: African American History and Culture, Sparks! Ignition Grants for Museums, and Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services. Read More

Rediscovering History with Needles, Thread, and Caribou Skins

Through a grant from IMLS, the Alutiiq Museum developed a project to educate adult skin sewers on Kodiak Island, recruit new sewers, create educational resources on skin sewing, and enrich community knowledge of the art of Native Alaskan skin sewing. Read More

Members of the Ziibiwing Center's Lil' Language Warriors Club
April 2010: Speaking Our Language: Preserving the Saginaw Chippewa Dialect

Only a handful of people speak the Ojibway dialect of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. To preserve the language, the tribal museum embarked on a project to digitally record fluent speakers, teach children to speak the language, and produce quarterly community immersion events. Read More

Conservation technician Ryan Ashley and Randall Melton work on collection objects and explain their methods to a group of visitors.
October 2009: Cataloging Histories of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes

Providing community access to understand how collections are cataloged and handled can have myriad benefits. When the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute created a temporary exhibit in which curators and technicians performed cataloging and preventative conservation work in front of visitors, the results included a deeper understanding of how museums and cultural centers care for collections. 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

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

2014 OMS Report 1
Office of Museum Services Update: Building Capacity and Leadership

In 2013, the impact of IMLS grants was felt across the nation, in rural and urban communities, in museums both small and large. All types of museums, from art, history, and children’s museums to botanic gardens, aquaria, science and technology centers, tribal museums and zoos received support. Read More