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5 Wax ex-voto heads
December 20 2016 Eastern
As the Mattress Factory celebrates its 40th anniversary, the staff wanted to re-imagine the way they honored their rich history of site-specific installations. Their new digital archive and mobile app, set to launch next month, will connect visitors with the process of making art.Read more
Preservation Self-Assessment Program Logo
November 22 2016 Eastern
A free online tool of the University of Illinois helps address the preservation needs of libraries, archives and museums. It provides users with unique, prioritized reports they can use as a basis for their preservation planning or conservation efforts.Read more
Studio class participant produces charcoal drawings
October 21 2016 Eastern
Seattle’s Frye Art Museum offers programs in creative aging to a population of people living with dementia and their care partners. Through these programs, people living with dementia have creative outlets where they can express themselves in a safe, accepting environment.Read more
At the Sept. 2015 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Librarians Josie Andrews, Laura Pappani, Vaile Fujikawa, Shelly Covert, Greg Lucas, and Richard Johnson – Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Chairman.
October 14 2016 Eastern
The Nisenan Tribe, a federally unrecognized tribal community in California, has a long history. With the help of a project that brought together tribes, libraries and communities, their story is finally being shared with the masses.Read more
Accessible Trail Tactile Sign
August 17 2016 Eastern
Many people cannot access the beautiful trails that provide educational experiences because of physical or cognitive disabilities. Mass Audubon is on a mission to change that.Read more
Children sitting at table
July 18 2016 Eastern
New research by ULC and NSLA will describe how public libraries are evolving their summer reading programs to address broader community learning goals with partner organizations and more hands-on learning programming.Read more
June 28 2016 Eastern
On June 1, five museums and five libraries from across the nation received the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service for what First Lady Michelle Obama described as “an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of the people they serve.”Read more
Kids on Tablet
May 31 2016 Eastern
Launched earlier this year, the Open eBooks initiative has garnered support and praise for its goal of helping children discover a love for reading through more open access to eBooks.Read more
Girls Setting Bones
April 27 2016 Eastern
Gretchen Anderson and her team at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History upgraded storage solutions for some of the museum’s oldest vertebrate paleontology specimens. And she doesn’t want to keep her methods a secret.Read more
Woman Speaking
March 22 2016 Eastern
Since October 2014, Project SPELL has advocated the importance of early literacy in low-income families through unique prototypes set up by eight state libraries. Through these different prototypes, Project SPELL has begun to break down barriers and build new reading traditions in populations throughout Colorado.Read more

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