NEH supports projects at four ASTC members

National Endowment for the Humanities

The U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $31.5 million in funding for 226 projects across the country—including four at ASTC-member organizations. This is the third and final round of awards in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on September 30, 2022.

NEH made awards in 14 categories including collaborative research, digital humanities advancement, institutes for K–12 and higher education faculty, media projects, preservation assistance, sustaining cultural heritage, and public humanities projects.

Established in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the NEH supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation.

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn, New York
$499,500 for “Brooklyn Time Machine” (Project Director: Hana Elwell)

Implementation of an interactive exhibition exploring 400 years of Brooklyn history.

Good Will-Hinckley

Good Will Home Association (doing business at Good Will-Hinckley, operator of L. C. Bates Museum)
Hinckley, Maine
$5,733 for “Phase 8: Developing Storage Space and Housing for Humanities Collection”s (Project Director: Deborah Staber)

The purchase of five shelving units and preservation supplies to safeguard the museum’s collections, as well as training for staff in rehousing methods and the arrangement of a collection storage space. The consulting conservator would also provide a one-day workshop, entitled Artifact Housing and Storage for Small Museums, open to the staff and volunteers of 30 museums in rural Maine and members of the Central Kennebec Heritage Council of Museums.

The Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight
Seattle, Washington
$10,000 for “The Museum of Flight Digital Collections Strategic Planning” (Project Director: Ali Lane)

A digital preservation consultation that will result in a digital collection development policy, a digital preservation plan, and staff training in best practices for digital preservation.

Museum of Science

Museum of Science
Boston, Massachusetts
$49,799 for “Assessment for a Consolidated Storage Location of Cultural Heritage Materials” (Project Director: Brittany Contratto)

Conducting an adaptive space assessment for a new storage location to consolidate the Museum of Science’s cultural heritage materials.

As a reminder, science-based cultural organizations are eligible to receive NEH grants. NEH encourages first-time applicants to connect with a program officer to discuss which grant programs might be the best fit for your institution or project.

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