High Desert Curation

Professional museum, archival, and historical consultants located in Boise, Idaho. High Desert Curation offers professional museum and historical research services on a contract basis.

We are available to partner with federal agencies, museums, archives, and historical societies to ensure that these tangible pieces of history are managed according to current professional standards. Our core values include honesty, integrity, excellence, stewardship, and cultural awareness. Our firm is a woman-owned small business.

08/16/2019

NEH Announces $29 Million for 215 Humanities Projects Nationwide

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...

03/01/2019

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

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.

Upcoming Webinars

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 08/17/2018

Museum Grant Opportunities Open for Six IMLS Programs

imls.gov IMLS is now accepting applications for six museum grant programs.

04/26/2018

Dr. Scott Sampson

I had a lot of fun doing this interview about dinosaurs, nature, and education with animal expert and media guy Corbin Maxey.
https://corbinmaxey.com/podcast-1/episode-25-dinosaurs-with-dr-scott

nps.gov 03/19/2018

Tribal Heritage Grants

nps.gov Tribal Heritage Grants

02/16/2018

PreserveNet Education

preservenet.cornell.edu Summer 2018 Internshipswith theNational Park Service (NPS), the Department of the Interior (DOI),& General Services Administration (GSA)

boiseartmuseum.org 11/08/2017

Panel Discussion-Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain

boiseartmuseum.org http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/bam_event/panel-discussion/

idahostatesman.com 05/22/2017

Idaho State Historical Museum sets a reopening date for late spring 2018

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 04/25/2017

Second copy of Declaration of Independence discovered

cnn.com A second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found. In England, of all places.

neh.gov 02/08/2017

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

This is a great grant opportunity to apply for collection preservation funding through the National Endowment for Humanities. The deadline is May 2, 2017.

https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions

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

metmuseum.org 02/08/2017

Introducing Open Access at The Met

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?

http://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/digital-underground/2017/open-access-at-the-met

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.

01/19/2017

NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program

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!):

01/19/2017

Boise City Department of Arts and History

We’re hiring artists and fabricators! Right now we have 7 opportunities/calls posted on our website. Check ‘em out!

https://www.boiseartsandhistory.org/opportunities/calls-opportunities/

washingtonpost.com 01/10/2017

Six common mistakes that could damage your home’s artwork

This is great advice for your home art collection!

washingtonpost.com Take care in how you clean your art — and where you hang it.

www2.archivists.org 01/10/2017

ARCHIVES 2017: alike/different | Society of American Archivists

The Society of American Archivists conference is in Portland this year!

www2.archivists.org Society of American Archivists

11/02/2016

Grants

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...

10/03/2016

American Alliance of Museums

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

nhmu.utah.edu 09/01/2016

Alcohol, Leather & Time

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.

www.idahostatesman.com 08/02/2016

Expert tips: Storing historic clothing

The Idaho State Historical Museum is undertaking a textile project. These are great tips for those of you preserving family heirlooms at home too!

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154324798926192&id=144394361191

www.idahostatesman.com Sarah Phillips, curatorial registrar at the Idaho State Historical Museum, shares her expertise in the best ways to store historic clothing.

06/24/2016

Idaho State Historical Society

A great museum getting a total remodel!

http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/state-historical-museum-holds-ground-breaking/252706961

05/27/2016

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

"Native Americans Decry the Auctioning-Off of Their Heritage in Paris" from the Smithsonian Magazine.
#ParisAuction #NDN #Sacred #NativeAmerican
http://bit.ly/1TZhOnV

linkedin.com 05/02/2016

Volunteer Editor and Researcher

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  

02/17/2016

Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

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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