What do you believe are the most important preservation needs of cultural institutions in Illinois?
The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently awarded the Illinois State Museum Society a “Connecting to Collections” statewide planning grant. The Illinois State Library and Illinois State Archives are part of the consortium that received the grant, and the consortium is conducting a survey to identify the preservation needs of cultural institutions throughout the state.
Please complete this survey by August 7th to ensure that the preservation needs of Illinois institutions can be identified and future funding can be secured to address these needs.
In appreciation of your participation in the survey, your name will be entered in a drawing for a gift package of Illinois products valued at $100.
Following the survey, the consortium will convene a free series of “Connecting to Collections” meetings with stakeholders from around the state to further assess needs and priorities for collections preservation. The first session, “Assessing Environmental Conditions & Collections Care”, will be held Tuesday, August 25th in East Peoria at the Alliance Library System and at several videoconference sights. For more information or to register for this free session visit L2. At least 10 scholarships of up to $200 each will be available for each in-person regional meeting to offset eligible travel expenses. Go here to apply for a scholarship for the in-person session August 25th at ALS. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is August 10th.
For more information on the Illinois “Connecting to Collections” project, please visit the Illinois State Museum website.