On December 19 we released Exhibiting Public Value: Government Funding for Museums in the United States, the first-ever comprehensive examination of the ways in which government at all levels supports the museum sector. Since I was appointed Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services in 2006, I have been encouraged to see the museum community’s energetic efforts to examine what public funding strategies could most effectively increase the capacity of museums to serve society. Read more
International Strategic Partnership Initiative
We live in a global society and American libraries and museums
have so much to share with, and learn from, people engaged
in library and museum work throughout the world. Read
more about our international strategic partnership initiative.
PlayWorks™ Provides Whole-family Learning In a Child-friendly Environment
Children feed alphabet letters to a talking baby dragon, drive a New York City fire truck, paint on a six-foot art wall, and crawl through a challenge course in PlayWorks™ at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in New York. Manhattan’s largest public play and learning center for early childhood marries the skills that children need to succeed in kindergarten with fun stuff that kids love. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded the project through a 2006 Museums for America grant to support the museum as a center of community engagement and lifelong learning. Read more.
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