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Grant Awards Announcement: FY 2012 Conservation Project Support

Thursday, April 26, 2012


IMLS Press Contacts
Kevin O'Connell,
Mamie Bittner,

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 31 Conservation Project Support (CPS) grants totaling $2,614,183. Recipients are matching these awards with $4,009,698 in non-federal funds. IMLS received 128 CPS applications this year, requesting a total of $9,954,623.

"Conservation Project Support grants provide much-needed assistance to museums in their efforts to protect the collections they hold in trust for the public," said IMLS Director Susan Hildreth. "This year’s CPS awards will help conserve a wide array of collections: paintings, textiles, mosaics, historic artifacts, furniture, manuscripts, photographs, digital recordings, outdoor sculptures, 500-year-old sundials, trees, even live sharks! Conserving and providing access to these and other collections helps to fuel innovation, inspire the development of new knowledge, and boost global understanding."

Click here to view the list of funded projects.

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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