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Project Profiles

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
Kids Looking at Artwork
February 17 2016 Eastern
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan explores Muslim cultures across the world and America in its latest exhibition entitled America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. Employing authentic voices, interactive features, and diverse programming, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through Muslim traditions and their artistic expression.Read more
Wooden Figures
January 22 2016 Eastern
Funded by a subgrant within IMLS’ Grants to States program, the Plainville Public Library’s Full STEAM Ahead project, the Kingdom of Why, is an arts-driven science education program for children ages three through five. Using interactive storytelling, multi-media projects, and activity stations, the Kingdom of Why program inspires young learners to explore scientific concepts through the magic of fairytales.Read more
People at Beach
December 17 2015 Eastern
Since 2013, the New England Aquarium’s live blue ™ Service Initiative has engaged nearly 1,000 volunteers in dozens of environmental service projects throughout the greater Boston area. With two classes of live blue ™ Service Leaders trained in volunteer management, the live blue ™ Service Initiative empowers vast volunteer networks to make a positive impact on their local environment.Read more
Dr. Kimberly Christen with Michael Jampin Jones, an elder from the Warumungu Aboriginal community in Tennant Creek, Australia
November 16 2015 Eastern
Envisioned by researchers at Washington State University, Mukurtu, an online content management system geared toward indigenous cultures, has been wildly successful as free, open-source platform for communities around the world to digitize and preserve their heritage in culturally responsive ways.Read more
October 19 2015 Eastern
The Detroit Zoological Society’s “Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” project engages students and their teachers’ familiarity with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through a series of day-long Zoo experiences.Read more
September 18 2015 Eastern
The University of Southern California, through its West Semitic Research Project, InscriptiFact Digital Image Library, and Archaeology Research Center, in collaboration with the USC Libraries, has established a training program to empower researchers, scholars, students, archivists, librarians, and museum professionals to carry out field projects using the highly sophisticated Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) methodology, which provides the capacity to view ancient texts, artifacts, paintings and other cultural heritage objects in unprecedented detail.Read more
August 13 2015 Eastern
Marbles Kids Museum developed and implemented a school readiness project, “Ready, Set, School.” Through hands-on play in a new “Ready, Set, School” classroom exhibit and participation in play-based, school-like programming and events, the project increases school readiness among children ages 2-5, their families, and community organizations that support them.Read more
July 15 2015 Eastern
As IMLS commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), museums and libraries, such as the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences continue to expand accessibility of their services and resources to those with visual impairments and other disabilities.Read more