- January 17, 2018
By Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew IMLS Director Having just completed the latest round of strategic planning at IMLS, I wanted to share some lessons-learned from this process.
- June 28, 2017
Paula Gangopadhyay Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services As the “National Week of Making” wraps up this week, seven science centers and children’s museums across the nation have been busy putting finishing touches on months of collaborative planning, training and preparation—all aimed at offering a “summer full” of STEM learning opportunities for underserved youth across nation. The… Read more
- June 26, 2017
By Christopher Reich and Tim Carrigan IMLS The National Week of Making, June 16-27, celebrates the innovation, ingenuity, and creativity of makers throughout the world. As the Maker Movement continues to grow, we congratulate the many libraries and museums across the nation that are providing opportunities for patrons of all ages to tinker, invent, collaborate, experiment, create, and learn.
- June 20, 2017
By Reagan Moore and Helen Wechsler Neuroscientists tell us that the type of learning that occurs in museums – self-directed, experiential, content rich – promotes executive function skills (PDF, 256 KB) that can shape a child’s success in school and life. IMLS believes that museums can play a strong role in early learning for all children.