Category Archives: Museums for America

Chantecler, a Barnyard Fantasy

Ed note: This is a cross-post from the Museum of the City of New York Blog.  You can find the original blog post here.    While digitizing the vast collection of over 30,000 photographs that make up the theatre production files at the Museum … Continue reading

Posted in Collections Care/Preservation, Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Museums for America | 2 Comments

A Priority to Create More Inclusive Outdoor Experiences, Boosted with IMLS Support

By Lucille Gertz Statewide Education Projects Manager, Massachusetts Audubon Society Mass Audubon strives to welcome and engage a wide range of visitors. By making our nineteen nature centers more accessible, and by creating accessible trail experiences, we’re working hard to … Continue reading

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Saving Video Games at The Strong

Jon-Paul Dyson Director, International Center for the History of Electronic Games, The Strong Over the past half century, video games have transformed our society. Museums and libraries struggle with the challenges of ever-changing technology to preserve that cultural legacy. Consider an … Continue reading

Posted in Collections Care/Preservation, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), Museums for America, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 3 Comments

From the Bench: New Blog Series Highlights the Work of Conservators

By Connie Bodner, Senior Museum Program Officer IMLS, the American Institute for Conservation, and Heritage Preservation, welcome you to a new blog series, “From the Bench.” Every day in museum, library, and private labs across the country, conservators go about … Continue reading

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Museum Program Changes

By Claudia French Deputy Director for Museums, IMLS This year, we at the IMLS Office of Museum Services took a fresh look at our grant guidelines and categories with an eye toward making the grant application process easier and more … Continue reading

Posted in 21st Century Museum Professionals, Conservation Project Support, Museums for America, National Leadership Grants | 6 Comments