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November 19, 2020
The REALM project has released results from the sixth round of tests conducted in a Battelle laboratory that determined how long SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can remain active.
November 16, 2020
Highlights include the $45 million federal response to COVID-19 in support of library and museum services and funding for a new research partnership to study the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on materials.
October 21, 2020
The awards will focus on innovation and resources for underserved communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 14, 2020
New lab test findings show that the infectious virus survived through eight days on both natural leather and synthetic leather fabrics.
October 8, 2020
Announcing a key investment in Museums for Digital Learning, a special initiative focused on building the museum field’s capacity to connect with teachers and students.
October 1, 2020
A national project aims to inspire resilience and creativity among students across America in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 1, 2020
New infographics provide a snapshot of the nation’s approximately 4,000 rural library systems.
September 28, 2020
The federal funds will help small, rural, and remote museums adjust to a COVID-19 reality.
September 24, 2020
The funds will help museums and libraries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 17, 2020
The National Tribal Broadband Summit will take place September 21-25 as a virtual event.
September 3, 2020
The latest findings are part of the REALM project, designed to generate scientific information to support the handling of core library, museum, and archival materials.
September 2, 2020
IMLS is now accepting nominations for the nation’s highest honor awarded to libraries and museums for service to their communities.
August 31, 2020
The funds will assist Indian Tribes and organizations serving Native Hawaiians in responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 health emergency.
August 21, 2020
The funds will support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections across America.
August 20, 2020
Grants to Native American tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations will go to support the preservation of language and culture.