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 Grand Rapids Public Museum will implement a professional development initiative to improve organizational practices pertaining to diversity and inclusion. An expert diversity and inclusion consultant will design a customized training program for staff, volunteers, and board members to increase...
The Nebraska History Museum will develop staff capacity in programming and evaluation by focusing on cultivating curiosity among its staff and visitors. Guided by expert consultants, museum staff will participate in workshops intended to rekindle their own curiosity while introducing them to new...
The Chrysler Museum of Art will support the implementation of a comprehensive technology plan for the institution by providing its registrars with extensive digital training. The registrars will be fully trained to use all components of the museum's collection management system. Intensive training...
The Crow Collection of Asian Art will address issues of difference, inclusion, and equity by embarking on a multifaceted project involving professional development, programmatic testing and partnership, and the initiation of changes to make its physical space more inclusive towards all communities...
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs will adapt its operations and practices to the digital world by providing professional development opportunities for staff and building cohesive messaging across multiple digital platforms. The department will implement a multifaceted project facilitated...
Feiro Marine Life Center will lead a community effort to improve capacity to conduct evaluation of programs, products, and practices across a rural region on the Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. By collaborating with six local partners, the center will engage an external consultant to implement...
As it prepares to open a newly expanded facility, the Park City Museum will develop a business plan, write a new strategic plan, and train staff and volunteers to develop a sustainable strategic direction for the museum. An expert consultant will train staff and volunteers on strategic thinking...
Lincoln Park Zoo will create tools and support for an organization-wide evaluation capacity-building program. Project activities will include two workshops with invited evaluation experts; training courses conducted by members of the project team; the creation of a Lincoln Park Zoo resource library...
In response to changing demographics in north Texas, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will develop staff capacity to create a culturally competent, bilingual (English and Spanish) institution. A comprehensive project design will begin with the collection of quantitative and qualitative data...