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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
June 01 2015 Eastern
The Makerstate Initiative is a project that aims to excite New Mexico communities about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and support libraries throughout the state in introducing maker technologies in a fun and accessible way.Read more
April 01 2015 Eastern
Recipient: Barnes Foundation Philadelphia, PA Grant: 2013 Museums for America Grant Pictured: A conservator works on one of the Cézanne watercolors. Click image for a larger view. Project Contact: Barbara Buckley, Senior Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator of Paintings 215-278-7272 Email...Read more
March 01 2015 Eastern
Recipient: Westchester Library System, Westchester County, NY Grant: 2011 and 2013 National Leadership Grants for Libraries Project Contact: Patricia Braja, Director of Development (914) 231-3241 View website View toolkit Watch video “The Creative Aging program is filling a need...Read more
February 01 2015 Eastern
Recipient: Missouri Botanical Garden Grant: National Leadership Grants to Museums Pictured: Drs. Quinn Long, Matthew Albrecht, Adam Smith install a microclimate station that monitors temperatures. Project Contacts: Matthew Albrecht, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Conservation Biology (314) 577-0262...Read more
January 01 2015 Eastern
Recipient: Public Library Association Grant: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program Pictured: Jason Pinshower, Information Services Librarian/Technology Trainer at Fox River Valley Public Library District teaches a class using Project Contact: Jamie Hollier Project Manager 970...Read more