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Grants supporting the humanities make our communities richer places!
Press Release NEH Announces $29 Million for 215 Humanities Projects Nationwide Grant awards for humanities research, education programs, cultural preservation, films, exhibitions, and virtual reality projects augmented by $48 million in funding for state humanities councils Photo caption Newly award...
Applications Open for Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants
Deadline is May 1, 2019
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting applications for projects that support libraries and archives serving Native Americans and Native Alaskans. Applications for Native American Library Services Enhancement grants are due May 1, 2019.
Native American Library Services Enhancement grants advance the programs and services of eligible Indian tribes, including Alaska native villages, regional corporations, and village corporations. They are competitive grants of up to $150,000 for two years and are available to any library that has an active Basic grant.
Successful grant projects will align with one of three categories: Preservation and Revitalization; Educational Programming; or Digital Services. Projects may:
support individual and family needs for education, lifelong learning, workforce development, and digital literacy skills;
improve the quality of and access to library and information services; or
enhance the skills of the current library workforce and leadership.
Grant guidelines and descriptions of previously funded projects are available on the IMLS website.
Enhancement grants must begin September 1, 2019. A grantee in the first year of an active Enhancement grant may not apply for another enhancement grant that would have a significant overlapping period of performance. If an applicant is in the second year of an active Enhancement grant, the new award may have a brief overlapping period of performance of up to three months. For more information, please contact IMLS staff.
To learn more, interested applicants are invited to participate in one of the following webinars about Native American Library Services Enhancement grants:
Tuesday, March 5, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET: General Enhancement Grant Application Webinar
Monday, March 11, 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET: General Enhancement Grant Application Webinar #2
Tuesday, March 12, 1:30 - 3:00 pm ET: Making Connections: Meet Native American Library Services Enhancement Grantees
Advanced registration is required for this webinar. Register here(link is external) to attend onsite or online via WebEx. All registrants will receive instructions to attend the showcase online. Onsite seating is limited. Please notify FEDLINK at [email protected](link sends e-mail) if your plans change, so that we may give those on the waiting list an opportunity to register.
imls.gov IMLS is now accepting applications for six museum grant programs.
I had a lot of fun doing this interview about dinosaurs, nature, and education with animal expert and media guy Corbin Maxey.
nps.gov Tribal Heritage Grants
preservenet.cornell.edu Summer 2018 Internshipswith theNational Park Service (NPS), the Department of the Interior (DOI),& General Services Administration (GSA)
idahostatesman.com The Idaho State Historical Museum closed its doors to the public in 2014 and began a major renovation and expansion of its longtime home in Julia Davis Park. The museum will reopen to the public in the spring of 2018 with a new emphasis on Idaho’s people, regions and interactivity.
cnn.com A second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found. In England, of all places.
This is a great grant opportunity to apply for collection preservation funding through the National Endowment for Humanities. The deadline is May 2, 2017.
neh.gov Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records of
This is an interesting move to provide wider access to works in the public domain owned by the Met. Most museums and archives have not gone this route, but it's something to think about going into the future. Relevancy and broader access mean your organization has a wider impact on the world, and also that you give up some control over use of images and art. What do you think?
metmuseum.org Chief Digital Officer Loic Tallon discusses the Museum's move to Open Access, an important and exciting milestone in The Met's digital evolution.
How will you spend your summer?
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is now accepting applications for summer internships. Students and recent graduates will gain experience in areas of archeology, architecture, collections management, historic landscapes, and materials science.
Learn more (and apply by March 17, 2017!):
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This is great advice for your home art collection!
washingtonpost.com Take care in how you clean your art — and where you hang it.
The Society of American Archivists conference is in Portland this year!
www2.archivists.org Society of American Archivists
The NPS issues grants to museums and tribes each year to work through the NAGPRA process. Good to start planning for the open application period, which begins soon. This is a great opportunity to get some additional funding to fulfill important ethical and legal obligations!
nps.gov Section 10 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to make grants to museums, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations for the purposes of assisting in consultation, documentation, and repatriation of Native American “cultural it...
This is a great opportunity for museums to apply for funding!
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for four museum grant programs. Museums for America and National Leadership Grant funding limits have increased to $500,000 and $1,000,000 respectively. The application deadline is December 1. Visit the IMLS website for more details and to participate in pre-application webinars for each program. http://rlm.ag/Fs2nx
This was a fun project to be involved in back when I worked at the Natural History Museum of Utah!
nhmu.utah.edu In 2001, NHMU received a Save America’s Treasures Grant to restore an amazing cache of moccasins found in the Promontory Point caves. The conservation work was methodical and meticulous, and as a result, the conserved and reshaped moccasins are available for generations of researchers to study.
The Idaho State Historical Museum is undertaking a textile project. These are great tips for those of you preserving family heirlooms at home too!
www.idahostatesman.com Sarah Phillips, curatorial registrar at the Idaho State Historical Museum, shares her expertise in the best ways to store historic clothing.
A great museum getting a total remodel!
"Native Americans Decry the Auctioning-Off of Their Heritage in Paris" from the Smithsonian Magazine.
#ParisAuction #NDN #Sacred #NativeAmerican
We're looking for a couple of volunteers to assist with researching, editing, social media outreach, and collections care. If you know anyone who might be interested pass it along. Thanks!
linkedin.com We are seeking a volunteer with strong writing and editing skills to assist with editing museum and archival planning documents. Volunteer may also research, edit, and produce interpretive materials. 5-10 Hours/Week
Digitizing traditional knowledge: "I showed a couple of youth from my community and they were really excited and were like 'wow' about what information was in there and all the trails that were around us they didn't know about."
The focus, for now, is on hundreds of maps and overlays sketched with elders' knowledge of their land and caribou, and more than a thousand hours of recordings. With more funding and resources the Yellowknives Dene First Nation hopes to delve deeper.
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A project supporting the creation of makerspaces in Idaho public libraries. Thank you to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding support.
Using the book, "7 Habits of Highly Efficient Teens", our goal is too collaborate with Idaho's based youth-centric organizations to provide basic life leadership skills training in class room and non-classroom environments throughout the entire year.
EOC helps adults enroll in their desired college or career training program! We assist with career exploration, comparing programs, identifying financial aid, filling out applications, and more! We serve Ada and Canyon County. All services are FREE!
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