Fast Fact Sheet: 21st Century Museum Professionals (2012)
Number of applications: 68
Total amount requested: $11,630,873
Number of awards: 9
Total amount awarded: $1,968,346
Total recipient match: $2,277,018
The 21st Century Museum Professionals program supports a range of activities, including professional training in all areas of museum operations and leadership development. Museum professionals need high levels of knowledge and expertise to allow museums to play their essential role in the education of the American public: preserving our rich heritage and transmitting it from one generation to the next. In partnership with schools, community organizations, and other cultural institutions, the 21st Century Museum Professionals program helps museum professionals update their knowledge and skills.
"These grants help museum professionals acquire, improve, and maintain their knowledge and skills. The projects we're funding have impact and public value well beyond the nine grantees and their service areas."
- IMLS Director Susan Hildreth
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.