Category Archives: Cultural Heritage/Sustainability

The African American Theater History Project: Bringing Together African American Theater and Cultural History from Libraries Around the Country

By Cecily Marcus Curator, Givens Collection of African American Literature University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections Over 300 years of African American theater history, from its earliest influences to its current artists and leaders, is too often inaccessible … Continue reading

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Pioneer Sunday at UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

By Brandon Anioł Educational Specialist, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures Spring break is an exciting way to greet the prospect of warmer weather. In San Antonio, Texas, the Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) is encouraging visitors to discover the roots … Continue reading

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Film Forward: Furthering Cultural Understanding

By Christopher Reich Senior Advisor, Office of Museum Services IMLS I recently had an opportunity meet the filmmakers who will be featured as part of Film Forward this year and learn more about their films. What an amazing experience to … Continue reading

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Bringing Oral Histories to Life at the National WWII Museum

By Lindsey Barnes Senior Archivist/Digital Projects Manager, National WWII Museum Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to educate their visitors. At the National WWII Museum, we use … Continue reading

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Chipping Away at It

By Leanne Jenkins Planning Director, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Fifteen years ago, we at the the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library had no functional way to keep track of our collections, no good way to share the many objects and photographs that tell the … Continue reading

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