Category Archives: Grant Programs

What’s Up with Seed Catalogs in BHL?

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog. To view the original post, click here.  We’ve spent a fun-filled week exploring the history, art, and science of gardening with our Garden Stories event. Seed and nursery catalogs and lists … Continue reading

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Hearing History

By Carlene Stephens Curator, Division of Work and Industry Smithsonian National Museum of American History We’ve got the routine down pat now. My colleague Shari Stout lines up the fragile recording on the stage of the instrument and then steps back. … Continue reading

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Discovery à la Mode

By Margaretta S Frederick Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection Delaware Art Museum In 2012, the Delaware Art Museum began the arduous task (for a mid-sized museum) of placing our collection records online in a publically … Continue reading

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Museums as Social Agents: Storytelling Aids Emotional Healing

By Heidi McKinnon Director of Exhibits and Community Programming, Sandy Spring Museum How does a museum respond to contemporary issues within its community? While there are many answers to this question, one unexpected response might be bookbinding. With the current … Continue reading

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Adult New Computer Users: A Glimpse into the Learner Path

By Gloria Jacobs, Jill Castek, Andrew Pizzolato, Elizabeth Withers, and Kimberly Pendell Literacy, Language & Technology Research Group Portland State University Over the past three years, with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Literacy, Language, … Continue reading

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