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Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning*
Date range: 2010-2012
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Boston Children's Museum (Boston, MA 02210)
Leslie Swartz
GE-50482-12
From Time to Time: 100 Years of Change in Boston

Planning of a new 3,500-square-foot permanent exhibition about the ways in which international cultures have interacted in Boston from 1913 to the present.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $75,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, WY 82414)
Emma I. Hansen
GE-50542-12
Enduring Legacies of the Great Plains: The Paul Dyck Collection

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs on Plains Indian cultures as documented in a collection of materials from the pre-reservation and early reservation periods.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 7/31/2014

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0388)
Anne Petersen
GE-50576-12
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Visitor Center Plan

Planning for interpretive exhibitions and programs in a newly constructed visitor center about the history of Santa Barbara.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

ETV Endowment of South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC 29302-2866)
Betsy Newman
GE-50581-12
Between the Waters: Hobcaw Barony Website Planning Project

Planning for a website, a virtual tour, and educational materials about the history of Bernard Baruch's rural estate in coastal South Carolina, its African American residents, and its legacy for regional land conservation.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA 02740)
Alison Meyer Smart
GE-50587-12
New Bedford: The Commercial and Industrial Evolution of an American Port City

Planning for a long-term exhibition, public programs, and educational materials on the history of commerce and industry in New Bedford, Massachusetts, following the decline of whaling, the city's founding industry.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 2/1/2013 – 4/30/2014

Museum Associates (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Austen Barron Bailly
GE-50590-12
Benton, Hollywood, and History

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs on American artist Thomas Hart Benton and how his history paintings and narrative art were influenced by popular Hollywood film.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

Springfield Library and Museums Association (Springfield, MA 01103-1733)
Kay Simpson
GE-50596-12
Reinterpreting a Late 19th-Century Collection for New Audiences and a New Century

Planning for the reinstallation of its core collections to illustrate how this museum exemplifies Gilded Age America's ideas about civic philanthropy and museums as engines of democratic education.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (Deerfield, MA 01342)
Timothy C. Neumann
GE-50609-12
Impressions of a Lost World

Planning for a website, mobile applications, hand-held digital and print tours, public programs, and educational materials about the early nineteenth-century discovery of dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley and the impact of this discovery on American thought and culture.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1094)
Stephen C. Enniss
GE-50615-12
Shakespeare in His World--and Ours

Planning for two traveling exhibitions, a catalog, a website, and public programs on William Shakespeare and the ways that his life and work have been re-imagined over time.

Project fields: British History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $75,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
Hyunsoo Woo
GE-50646-12
The Art of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a scholarly catalog, and public and educational programs on the art and culture of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $60,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Duke University (Durham, NC 27708)
James Lorand Matory
GE-50647-12
Crafting Freedom

Planning of two versions of a traveling exhibition that would present the biographies of 12 individuals to tell the history of African Americans in the antebellum South.

Project fields: African American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $56,023
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699)
Tamara Gaskell
GE-50664-12
The William Still Digital History Project

Planning of an interactive website on the history of the Underground Railroad through the interpretation of William Still's document collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $60,000
Grant period: 11/1/2012 – 1/31/2014

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO 64119)
Colin Mackenzie
GE-50679-12
Jade: China's Immortal Stone

Planning for a traveling exhibition tracing the evolution of the meaning of jade in China from prehistoric times to the present.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $60,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

New York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024)
Louise Mirrer
GE-50695-12
The Armory Show at 100: The New Art Spirit Interpretive Website

Planning for an interactive website about the 1913 Armory Show in New York and its significance in the cultural, political, and historical context of the period.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6133)
Deane L. Root
GE-50700-12
I Hear America Singing

No description available.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $29,916
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 3/31/2013

American Association of Museums (Washington, DC 20005-1105)
Julie Hart
GE-50702-12
AAM Discipline-Specific Museum Association/Groups Convening

No description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $20,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 11/30/2012

Society for the Preservation of Weeksville/Bedford-Stuyvesant History (Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Elissa Blount Moorhead
GE-50352-11
Planning Multi-Sensory Interpretation for Weeksville’s Historic Hunterfly Road Houses

Planning for multisensory interpretive elements at three historic houses in Weeksville, an historic African-American community.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Museum for African Art (Long Island City, NY 11101-1736)
Lisa Binder
GE-50358-11
Highlife to Hiplife

Planning for a multimedia traveling exhibition examining the musical, visual, and socio-cultural aspects of hip hop in Africa.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Robert D. Hicks
GE-50360-11
Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia

Planning for a 1,000-square-foot permanent exhibition, a website, and educational programs that would provide an intimate understanding of military injuries in the Civil War, including wounding, death, and long-term legacies.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $39,962
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2012

American Jewish Historical Society (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Susan L. Malbin
GE-50362-11
American Activism: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

Planning for a 3,000-square-foot traveling exhibition, a traveling panel exhibition for libraries, and a public conference examining the American Soviet Jewry Movement.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Hampton University (Hampton, VA 23668-0001)
Mamie E. Locke
GE-50364-11
Evidence of Contraband

Planning of a digital interpretive portal and a physical exhibition examining life at the African American Civil War refugee camp in Hampton, Virginia.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
E. Charles Adams
GE-50378-11
Journeys and Destinies: Settling the Southwest

Planning for a new long-term installation that would encapsulate the 13,000-year-old history of human habitation in Arizona, using the idea of migration as a main theme and connecting that history to contemporary native cultures.

Project fields: Anthropology
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $28,798
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

San Jose State University Foundation (San Jose, CA 95112-5569)
Margo McBane (project director)
Anne O. Fountain (co-project director)
GE-50402-11
Before Silicon Valley: A Migrant Path to Mexican American Civil Rights

Planning for a traveling exhibition and associated programs on the history of the Mexican Americans in the Santa Clara valley from 1920 through 1960.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 8/31/2013

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3827)
Jay McKean Fisher
GE-50404-11
New Visions for African Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Planning for a reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection of African art with a thematic and cross-cultural approach.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711)
Deborah F. Schwartz
GE-50429-11
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: A Study of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn

Planning of a website including exhibits and online scholar-led discussions, and related public programs about understanding, in historical perspective, the overlapping cultural identities of families of mixed race, ethnicity, or nationality.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 3/31/2012

Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT 06355)
Elysa Engelman
GE-50485-11
In the Wake of the Whalers: American Identity and Worldview as Shaped by our Whaling Heritage

Planning for a long-term exhibition with traveling components to various New England ports, a website, and program activities on board a historic whaling ship.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA 02115-5523)
Dennis Carr
GE-50490-11
Asia and the New World: Global Exchange and Artistic Influence in the Colonial Americas, 1500-1800

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, new media interpretive materials, and public programs about the impact of trade with Asia on artistic production in North, Central, and South America from 1500 to 1800.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $60,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 10/31/2012

Thomas Cole Historic House (Catskill, NY 12414-1027)
Elizabeth Bond Jacks
GE-50491-11
Hudson River School Art Trail

Planning for online and handheld interpretive formats that will allow visitors to make on-site comparisons between paintings by Thomas Cole and the actual landscapes from which he worked.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $48,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY 10024)
Andrew Scott Ackerman
GE-50495-11
Muslim Worlds

Planning of a traveling exhibition and cultural programming on Muslim worlds.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Dallas County Historical Foundation (Dallas, TX 75202)
Sharron Wilkins Conrad
GE-50536-11
Shared Stories: Development of Oral History Programming about the Kennedy Assassination

Planning of oral history-based theater and digital activities for use at the museum, schools, and community venues about evidentiary characteristics of first-person accounts surrounding the Kennedy assassination and what these can teach us about the nature of historical memory.

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Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
H. Brinton Milward
GE-50537-11
Executive Session and National Briefing on Civil Discourse

No description available.

Project fields: American Government
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

American Writers Museum Foundation (Washington, DC 20006)
Andrew Anway
GE-50626-11
Development of Conceptual Plan for the American Writers Museum

No description available.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 3/31/2012

Ossabaw Island Foundation (Savannah, GA 31401-3726)
Paul Moffatt Pressly
GE-50191-10
Continuity & Change: African American Life and Culture on a Barrier Island of GA: 1760-1900

Planning for an interpretive exhibit, outdoor signs, off-site interpretation, and education programs concerning an African American community on Ossabaw Island, its continuities and changes from enslavement to emancipation and into the 20th century.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2011

Stone Soup Productions, Inc. (Washington, DC 20036-2504)
Andrea R. Kalin
GE-50202-10
Soul of a People/Soul of a Place

Planning a web-based platform to engage young people in exploring the Federal Writers Project and the world of the 1930s, including virtual reality, gaming, and social networking.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 4/30/2011

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY 10458)
Susan Fraser
GE-50223-10
Medicinal Plants: Ancient Culture to Modern Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden

Planning for a multiformat traveling exhibition and public programs that explore how plants have shaped the trajectory of medicine throughout the world.

Project fields: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers
GE-50224-10
Encounters with(in) Africa

Planning for the reinstallation and reinterpretation of the African Galleries.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2012

Ohio University, Athens (Athens, OH 45701-1361)
Frans Doppen
GE-50227-10
Interpreting Ohio's Little Cities of Black Diamonds Microregion: The Untold Story of the Hocking Valley Coal Era

Planning for a place-based interpretation of the Hocking Valley Coal Era (1870-1930) and the pioneering role of miners in the formation of the United Mine Workers of America.

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Project fields: Education
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH 44106-1797)
Sue E. Bergh
GE-50237-10
The Realm of the Condor: Wari, the Art of a Pre-Inca Empire

Planning for a traveling exhibition and a publication on the art of the Wari Empire which flourished in highland Peru from about AD 750 to AD 1000.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 4/1/2010 – 3/31/2011

Chicago History Museum (Chicago, IL 60614-6038)
D. Lynn McRainey
GE-50248-10
Families and History: Past Times, Present Places, and Imagining the Future

Planning to develop a museum-wide framework for family learning about Chicago and urban history, incorporating exhibitions, programming, and digital products.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 5/1/2010 – 1/31/2011

Natural History Museum of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214)
Rebecca T. Menlove
GE-50267-10
The Navajo Basket Renaissance

Planning for a large temporary exhibition, a scaled-down traveling exhibit, a website, a catalogue, and programs on the resurgence of Navajo story baskets as a distinctive art form.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2012

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510)
Robin Jaffee Frank
GE-50277-10
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history of Coney Island and its depiction in art and popular culture over the last 150 years.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 10/31/2011

Adirondack Museum (Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812)
Laura S. Rice
GE-50279-10
Mining in the Adirondacks

Planning of a permanent exhibition on the history of mining in the Adirondacks along with an interactive website, curriculum development, and public programs.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 2/29/2012

Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA 90013-1821)
Lisa Sasaki
GE-50288-10
Toward Justice for All: Learning from the Japanese American World War II Experience

Planning of a new long-term exhibition exploring the diverse experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience (New York, NY 10001-5004)
Elizabeth Silkes
GE-50301-10
Immigration Sites of Conscience

Planning of nationwide public dialogues on immigration, past and present, both online and onsite at historic sites and museums that interpret immigration history.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2011

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, NY 10036-5900)
Susan F. Saidenberg
GE-50316-10
The Freedom to Move: Addressing Immigration, Emigration, and Forced Migration in U.S. History

Planning of a traveling exhibition and a companion website that examine migration and mobility as enduring themes in U.S. history.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $42,940
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

Museum Associates (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Victoria I. Lyall
GE-50318-10
Children of the Plumed Serpent: Art and Ritual of Mesoamerica's Late Antiquity

Planning of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs on the cultural and artistic traditions in Mesoamerica during the Postclassic period (AD 1000-1521) and their transformation through the Colonial period to the present.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

Tribeca Film Institute (New York, NY 10013-2376)
Timothy Gunn
GE-50340-10
From Bluegrass to Broadway: A Film History of America's Popular Music

Planning of a six-part series of programs in collaboration with the American Library Association exploring American musical tradition in the 20th century to be offered at 50 libraries.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $65,000
Grant period: 8/1/2010 – 2/28/2011

American Library Association (Chicago, IL 60611)
Lainie Castle
GE-50346-10
Let's Talk About It: The Legacy of the Civil War

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $27,990
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 4/30/2011

Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (New York, NY 10001-2110)
Gina Pollara
GE-50347-10
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

No description available.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 12/31/2010

National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago, IL 60608-2706)
Carlos Tortolero
GE-50458-10
The Evolution of 'Mexicanidad': Improving the NMMA's Permanent Collection Gallery

No description available.

Project fields: Hispanic American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

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