December 2012: Multiplying Multiculturalism: One Museum Plots a Course to Promote Cultural Preservation Statewide
Marion McGee, the assistant director, and Althemese Barnes, the founder of the John G. Riley House and Museum.


As a small museum grew into a multi-dimensional center of historic and cultural preservation, it faced a challenge. The museum’s founder needed to expand professional capacity and put in place a leader to succeed her. Read More

 
November 2012: IMLS Honors 10 Museums and Libraries for Outstanding Community Service
photo of the National Medal


IMLS has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental, and social contributions. Recipients must demonstrate innovative approaches to public service and community outreach. Read More

 
October 2012: Where to Learn English? A Museum Of Course
Students from the Borough of Manhattan Community College CLIP program at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan


Art museums can be excellent English literacy classrooms. An innovative program that partners university and community college ESL programs with New York City art museums is finding that works of art generate excellent discussions for students of English. Read More