NEH in the News
UCLA Professor Michelle Caswell’s “First Days Project” has received an NEH Common Heritage grant to host two digitization events in metro-Los Angeles designed to collate and archive immigrant photos, home movies, journals and artifacts relating to their first experiences in the US, from UCLA Newsroom.
Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts has been selected to participate in the NEH-supported “Citizenship Under Siege: Degrees of Citizenship” program, wherein seven community colleges nationwide will facilitate public dialogues and forums exploring historical and contemporary concepts of citizenship, from the Worcester Telegram.
The Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri has been awarded a $300,000 NEH Challenge Grant to develop the library system’s Story Center Program and to pay for construction costs to renovate a historic building being incorporated into the library’s branch on the north side of Kansas City, from the Kansas City Star.
The Mead Public Library in Wisconsin has been awarded with an NEH Common Heritage grant to help community members digitally preserve personal photographs, letters, memoirs and artwork, and if desired, contribute digital copies to a “Recollection Wisconsin” online archive, from the Sheboygan Press.
New Hampshire’s Portsmouth Athenaeum has received a $6,000 NEH Preservation Assistance Grant to hire a fire safety expert who will determine a plan to maintain the museum’s collection of rare books, manuscripts and artifacts, from the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Last week, NEH Chairman Adams toured Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum, the preeminent regional museum documenting how Asian-Americans and Asian culture have shaped the settlement and development of the Pacific Northwest, from Northwest Asian Weekly.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida has been awarded with a $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant to support the institution’s shift toward non-traditional public programming using “innovative ways to make scholarship relevant to contemporary issues," from the Florida Times-Union.
Thanks to NEH funding and hosting, the Archaeological Institute of America and ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) were able to hold an international summit bringing together leading groups and organizations working to document, preserve and protect cultural artifacts being destroyed or threatened in war-torn Syria and Iraq, from Government Executive.
Nancy Pierce, head librarian at Glenbard North High School in Illinois, has built upon her attendance at an NEH-funded seminar on Mozart to incorporate opera into her school’s curriculum, including registering her school to participate in the New York Metropolitan Opera’s “HD Live in Schools” program, from the Daily Herald.