June IMLS News: COVID-19 Research and Awarded Grants
19th-Century Literary Legends: Bringing a Gathering Place to Life Through Conservation in Concord
The Old Manse restoration project helped the institution provided better public and scholarly access to the books and art that inspired Transcendentalism at a location that was a gathering place for notable writers and thinkers of the mid-19th century, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. Read more.
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums.
REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM)
As libraries and museums around the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core museum, library, and archival materials has become increasingly urgent.
OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. The project will draw upon the research to produce authoritative, science-based information on how—or if— materials can be handled to mitigate exposure to staff and visitors.
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