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Kids Looking at Artwork
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.
Wooden Figures
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.
People at Beach
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.
Dr. Kimberly Christen with Michael Jampin Jones, an elder from the Warumungu Aboriginal community in Tennant Creek,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...