This study aimed to understand the scope of existing museum capacity building opportunities, identify potential gaps in the suite of current capacity building offerings, and determine new opportunities and areas of growth for both IMLS and other funders.
The Pratt Museum will digitize 45 maps from its cartography archives, create an online catalog where community members and researchers can access the maps, and facilitate community and classroom conversations to inspire new map creation. The project will focus on 45 specific maps ranging from the...
The Burlington County Historical Society will better meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by developing and testing programs and exhibit components. Working with consultants and specialists, the museum will conduct audience research, recruit an advisory committee, and prototype...
The Children's Museum at La Habra will create the Friendly Farm Exhibit for children ages 2-10, teachers, parents, and community members. The exhibit will emphasize the importance of good nutrition and exercise as a solution to the national childhood obesity problem. Targeting the community's low...
Science Mill will pilot an expansion of its STEM Equity Initiative for urban communities by introducing summer STEM career immersion camps for students in grades 3 to 8 in rural, underserved Texas communities. Developed by the museum's educators and taught by science teachers, the camps introduce...
The La Jolla Historical Society will increase public accessibility, improve internal efficiency and strengthen the management and stewardship of its community archive. The project will address approximately 268 linear feet of archival materials, which encompasses the information most requested by...
Save The Bay will design and install new exhibits at its Exploration Center and Aquarium to support the expansion of its shark and skate breeding programs. The center will work with aquarium designers to fabricate and install a new handicapped-accessible touch tank for its breed and release...
The Gadsden Arts Center and Museum will work with a diverse committee of volunteer quilting hobbyists, guest scholars, and organizations across Florida's Big Bend Region to celebrate generations of quilting traditions in Gadsden, Leon, and Jefferson Counties. The project team will curate an...
Preservation Long Island's Sherwood-Jayne Farm will increase public access to its archival collections, while maximizing long-term preservation and laying the foundation for ongoing collections management improvements. The project will focus on processing six cubic feet of materials, including...
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University will implement the primary recommendations from two previous conservation assessment reports. The museum will improve the long-term preservation of its collections, increase staff's ability to use them effectively and improve access for the...