FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Congressman Paul D. Tonko
MEDIA ADVISORY: Event to Recognize Museum Recipients of Nearly $30 Million in IMLS Grants
Workshop and ceremony highlights federal funding for hundreds of museum projects
This year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has made 244 awards to hundreds of museums across the nation totaling nearly $30 million. IMLS will host a congressional workshop and ceremony to recognize 2013 IMLS museum grantees. Representative Paul Tonko and invited members of Congress will join IMLS Director Susan Hildreth to highlight successful applicants and the IMLS-funded projects that are benefitting their communities.
What: IMLS grants strengthen a museum’s ability to advance lifelong learning, build strong communities through civic engagement, and facilitate the discovery of knowledge through exemplary museum stewardship. Members of the press are invited for a one-hour presentation showcasing funded projects and for a reception afterwards.
IMLS grantees from across the country have been invited and will be recognized.
IMLS Director Susan Hildreth
Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) and invited members of Congress
Claudia French, IMLS Deputy Director for Museums
Dr. Mort Sajadian, President & CEO of Amazement Square
Helen Weschler, IMLS Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North
North East Capitol St NE & First St
Washington, DC 20004
News Media RSVP:
RSVP by September 17 to Giuliana Bullard, 202-653-4799, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.