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Grant Awards Announcement: 21st Century Museum Professionals

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


IMLS Press Contacts
Natasha Marstiller,
Mamie Bittner,

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today 10 awards totaling $1,989,953 matched with $2,414,685 of non-federal funds for 21st Century Museum Professionals Grants. IMLS received 52 applications requesting $12,979,870 in funds.

"Museum professionals play an essential role in educating and engaging audiences," said Susan Hildreth, IMLS Director. "This program provides opportunities to improve knowledge and skills in the areas of collections care and exhibit development and also builds capacity through fostering strategic planning and organizational leadership."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

For more information about this funding opportunity including program guidelines and contacts, please visit

Use the IMLS grants search tool to view our archive of grants awarded by the Institute. Search grants by grant name, institution, or project type.

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