How Children's Museums are Fostering Imagination, Learning, and Creativity at Home Physical museum buildings may be temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean that learning, imagination, and discovery are on hold. The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), for example, recognizes that healthy habits...
By Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew American society celebrates new ideas. We place value on creativity and the “next big thing,” which tends to get all the attention and much of the admiration. If you’ve ever watched a TED Talk, you’ll know what I mean. As grantmakers, we at IMLS love a good idea, and we’re...
From the Office of Museum Services It’s never too early to start planning your next IMLS museum grant application. Two new IMLS publications provide useful information to inspire you as you consider the various ways that IMLS might support your programs, whether your work is community-based, or...
Paula Gangopadhyay IMLS Deputy Director of Museum Services Why do I feel excited about coming to work every day at IMLS? It's because of the distinct opportunity my colleagues and I have of witnessing some of the phenomenal work that's going on in museums across the nation. Our applicants, grantees...
By Office of Museum Services Staff The Office of Museum Services recently published grant guidelines for the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services program. This is part of a series of blogs highlighting the new grant guidelines and offering tips for applicants. Did you know IMLS offers a...
February 22, 2016 Editor's Note: Paula Gangopadhyay became Deputy Director for the Office of Museum Services last month. By Paula Gangopadhyay Museums in America have been woven into the cultural DNA of our country -- inspiring, convening, mobilizing and revitalizing local, regional and national...
October 1, 2015 By Craig Hadley Director/Curator, DePauw University Galleries & Collections The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) - Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is perhaps the single best tool for conquering seemingly overwhelming obstacles. After nearly four years in my current post as director...