Grant Opportunity Reminder:
IMLS Museums for America
FY2018 Guidelines now posted!
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Grant amounts: $5,000 - $250,000
The Institute of Museum and Library Services' Museums for America grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections, improving public access, training, conducting programmatic research, school and public programming, producing exhibitions, and integrating new or upgraded technologies into your operations.
Learning Experiences, Community Anchors, and Collections Stewardship
Collections Stewardship Category:
IMLS supports the exemplary management, care, and conservation of museum collections. Projects address a clearly articulated and well-documented need and contribute to the long-term preservation of materials entrusted to the museum’s care, as well as encouraging skill-building and capacity-expanding programs for museum staff, volunteers, and interns.
Collections Stewardship Projects may include but are not limited to:
- Planning for the management, care, and conservation of collections
- Cataloging, inventorying, documenting, and registration of collections
- Developing & enhancing collections databases to improve collections management
- Digitization activities
- Conservation surveys
- Conservation treatment
- Rehousing collections
- Environmental improvements for museum collections storage and exhibit areas
- Training of staff, volunteers, and interns in collections management, care, conservation, and in using technology to broaden access and expand use of collections
COMPLETE IMLS INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
IMLS presents a live webinar about the FY18 Museums for America program:
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1 PM – 2 PM EST
Interested in working with NEDCC on a Museums for America grant project?
NEDCC staff can help you frame your project and provide cost estimates for conservation treatment, digitization, audio preservation, or training.
For Conservation Treatment:
Michael Lee, Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation
Mary Patrick Bogan, Director of Book Conservation
For Digital Imaging:
Terrance D’Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services
For Audio Preservation:
Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services
For Preservation Training:
Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services