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    Mary Turner Illinois Association of Museums Illinois Historic Preservation Agency 1 Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL 62701 217/524-7080
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 17, 2007
      Mary Turner
      Illinois Association of Museums
      Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
      1 Old State Capitol Plaza
      Springfield, IL 62701
      217/524-7080
      mary.turner@...
      www.illinoismuseums.org


      Jeannine Mjoseth <JMjoseth@...> wrote:
      Subject: IMLS Invites Proposals for Connecting to Collections: The National Tour
      Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 16:03:30 -0400
      From: "Jeannine Mjoseth" <JMjoseth@...>
      To: "Jeannine Mjoseth" <JMjoseth@...>

      The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of
      Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can
      be read on the agency's Web site at www.imls.gov/news/2007/071607.shtm.

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      July 16, 2007

      Press Contacts
      202-653-4632
      Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@...
      Mamie Bittner, mbittner@...

      IMLS Invites Proposals for Cooperative Agreement to Support Connecting
      to Collections: The National Tour

      Deadline for Applications: August. 17, 2007

      Washington, DC--The Institute of Museum and Library Services invites
      proposals for a cooperative agreement to support Connecting to
      Collections: The National Tour, a series of four meetings, to be held in
      major American cities during 2008 and 2009. The forums will build on the
      success of the national summit on collections care recently held in
      Washington, D.C. The application deadline is August 17, 2007, and the
      cooperative agreement will be awarded September 7, 2007.

      The goal of the National Tour is to raise awareness of the importance of
      collections care among representatives of small and mid-sized museums
      and libraries. It will also provide the audience with
      conservation/preservation tools to begin addressing the challenges
      outlined in the Heritage Health Index (HHI,
      www.heritagepreservation.org/hhi). This first major survey of the state
      of our nation's collections, supported by IMLS and Heritage
      Preservation, found that 26 percent of American museums and libraries
      lack environmental controls, that 65 percent of these institutions have
      experienced damage to collections because of improper storage, and that
      77 percent do not allocate funds specifically for conservation or
      preservation.

      All four meetings will focus on collections care expertise, technology
      and collections care, connecting to the public, and fundraising. Each
      meeting will also explore a particular issue in
      conservation/preservation facing museums and libraries today. The
      anticipated schedule includes:

      * Atlanta, Georgia, on January 24-25, 2008. The forum, which will be
      held at the High Museum of Art, will focus on topics and issues
      associated with diverse ethnic and cultural collections.
      * Denver, Colorado, May 1-2, 2008. The forum, which will be held at the
      Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the Denver Public Library, will
      focus on collaboration in the digital age.
      * San Diego, California, in January 2009. The forum, to be held at the
      San Diego Zoo, will focus on the care of living collections.
      * Buffalo, New York, in June 2009. It is anticipated that this forum
      will be held at the Art Conservation Center at Buffalo State University
      and focus on training in collections care

      In addition to the professionals representing small and mid-sized
      museums and libraries, each meeting will include leaders from
      foundations; regional and national organizations focused on conservation
      and preservation; library and museum boards; and local, state, or
      federal government.

      Attendance is expected to be at least 150 at each forum, and IMLS
      anticipates awarding 30 travel stipends to representatives from small
      and mid-sized libraries and museums for each meeting. In addition, the
      forums will reach 10,000 people via webcasts, DVD's, or other
      communication technologies. For more information on the request for
      proposals, please go to www.imls.gov/pdf/RFPNationalTour.pdf.

      About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
      The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
      federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
      The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
      connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
      national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
      sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
      innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
      the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.



      Illinois Association of Museums
      Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
      1 Old State Capitol Plaza
      Springfield, IL 62701
      217/524-6977 FAX: 217/785-7937
      www.illinoismuseums.org

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    • peggie_epm peggie_epm
      thanks, Mary, but I see, as per usual, there isn t a session for natural history museums! We must be pretty near invisible, or science and natural history
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 17, 2007
        thanks, Mary, but I see, as per usual, there isn't a session for natural history museums! We must be pretty near invisible, or science and natural history just don't count. Wonder which it is?
        Peggie

        Margaret "Peggie" Stromberg
        Executive Director
        Elgin Public Museum
        225 Grand Blvd.
        Elgin, IL 60120
        847-741-6655

        >>> <mturner4626@...> 7/17/2007 3:49 pm >>>



        Mary Turner
        Illinois Association of Museums
        Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
        1 Old State Capitol Plaza
        Springfield, IL 62701
        217/524-7080
        mary.turner@...
        www.illinoismuseums.org



        Jeannine Mjoseth <JMjoseth@...> wrote:
        Subject: IMLS Invites Proposals for Connecting to Collections: The National Tour
        Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 16:03:30 -0400
        From: "Jeannine Mjoseth" <JMjoseth@...>
        To: "Jeannine Mjoseth" <JMjoseth@...>

        The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of
        Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can
        be read on the agency's Web site at www.imls.gov/news/2007/071607.shtm.

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        July 16, 2007

        Press Contacts
        202-653-4632
        Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@...
        Mamie Bittner, mbittner@...

        IMLS Invites Proposals for Cooperative Agreement to Support Connecting
        to Collections: The National Tour

        Deadline for Applications: August. 17, 2007

        Washington, DC--The Institute of Museum and Library Services invites
        proposals for a cooperative agreement to support Connecting to
        Collections: The National Tour, a series of four meetings, to be held in
        major American cities during 2008 and 2009. The forums will build on the
        success of the national summit on collections care recently held in
        Washington, D.C. The application deadline is August 17, 2007, and the
        cooperative agreement will be awarded September 7, 2007.

        The goal of the National Tour is to raise awareness of the importance of
        collections care among representatives of small and mid-sized museums
        and libraries. It will also provide the audience with
        conservation/preservation tools to begin addressing the challenges
        outlined in the Heritage Health Index (HHI,
        www.heritagepreservation.org/hhi). This first major survey of the state
        of our nation's collections, supported by IMLS and Heritage
        Preservation, found that 26 percent of American museums and libraries
        lack environmental controls, that 65 percent of these institutions have
        experienced damage to collections because of improper storage, and that
        77 percent do not allocate funds specifically for conservation or
        preservation.

        All four meetings will focus on collections care expertise, technology
        and collections care, connecting to the public, and fundraising. Each
        meeting will also explore a particular issue in
        conservation/preservation facing museums and libraries today. The
        anticipated schedule includes:

        * Atlanta, Georgia, on January 24-25, 2008. The forum, which will be
        held at the High Museum of Art, will focus on topics and issues
        associated with diverse ethnic and cultural collections.
        * Denver, Colorado, May 1-2, 2008. The forum, which will be held at the
        Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the Denver Public Library, will
        focus on collaboration in the digital age.
        * San Diego, California, in January 2009. The forum, to be held at the
        San Diego Zoo, will focus on the care of living collections.
        * Buffalo, New York, in June 2009. It is anticipated that this forum
        will be held at the Art Conservation Center at Buffalo State University
        and focus on training in collections care

        In addition to the professionals representing small and mid-sized
        museums and libraries, each meeting will include leaders from
        foundations; regional and national organizations focused on conservation
        and preservation; library and museum boards; and local, state, or
        federal government.

        Attendance is expected to be at least 150 at each forum, and IMLS
        anticipates awarding 30 travel stipends to representatives from small
        and mid-sized libraries and museums for each meeting. In addition, the
        forums will reach 10,000 people via webcasts, DVD's, or other
        communication technologies. For more information on the request for
        proposals, please go to www.imls.gov/pdf/RFPNationalTour.pdf.

        About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
        The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
        federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
        The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that
        connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the
        national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to
        sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and
        innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about
        the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.




        Illinois Association of Museums
        Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
        1 Old State Capitol Plaza
        Springfield, IL 62701
        217/524-6977 FAX: 217/785-7937
        www.illinoismuseums.org

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