Connecting to Collections: Analysis of IMLS C2C Statewide Planning Grants 2008-2010
Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services
From 2007 to 2012, the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) conducted the Connecting to Collections
Initiative, an effort “to raise public awareness of the importance of caring for our treasures, and to underscore the fact that these collections are essential to the American story” and to assist U.S. cultural heritage institutions in their collections care efforts. This analysis reviews one component of the Connecting to Collections Initiative, the Statewide Planning Grants, which were designed to “encourage each state, commonwealth, and territory to develop plans for collections care and management, including emergency preparedness plans.” A total of 57 Statewide Planning Grants were awarded in 2008, 2009, and 2010.