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Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning*
Date range: 2011-2014
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Gilcrease Museum Management Trust (Tulsa, OK 74104-9700)
Eric Singleton (Project Director, 08/19/2013 - 10/20/2014); Robert Pickering (Project Director, 10/20/2014 - present)
GE-50836-14
The Spiro Mounds Exhibit

Planning for a traveling exhibition about Spiro Mounds, a major Mississippian archaeological site in Oklahoma significantly looted in the 1930s.

Project fields: American Studies; Native American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

Thomas Cole Historic House (Catskill, NY 12414-1027)
Elizabeth Jacks (Project Director, 08/19/2013 - present)
GE-50843-14
Thomas Cole Historic Site Interpretation

Planning for a multimedia reinterpretation of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the home and studio of the founder of the 19th-century Hudson River School of American landscape painting.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism; U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2014 – 4/30/2015

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Jeffrey Hamburger (Project Director, 08/19/2013 - present)
GE-50864-14
Pages from the Past: Illuminated Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts in Boston-area Collections

Planning of an exhibition, a catalog, a website, educational programs, and an international conference on illuminated manuscripts dating from the 9th to the 16th century.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 4/30/2016

Tribeca Film Institute (New York, NY 10013-2376)
Timothy Gunn (Project Director, 08/19/2013 - present)
GE-50871-14
Becoming American: A Film History of Our Immigration Experience

Planning for a six-part public program of film screenings, lectures, and scholar-led discussions on the history and impact of immigration in the United States.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2014 – 3/31/2015

Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, CA 94607-4820)
Rene De Guzman (Project Director, 08/20/2013 - 11/02/2014); Louise Pubols (Project Director, 11/03/2014 - present)
GE-50888-14
Pacific Worlds

Planning for a traveling exhibition to present California's place in the late 19th- and early 20th-century Pacific world, and to reflect on museum collection and exhibition practices.

Project fields: American Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2014 – 3/31/2015

National Japanese American Historical Society (San Francisco, CA 94115-3604)
Grace Shimizu (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50896-14
Uncovering Hidden History: WWII Internment of Japanese Latin Americans

Planning a digital museum and nationwide public dialogues on the imprisonment of Japanese Latin Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II.

Project fields: History, Other
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $38,400 (approved); $38,400 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Yang Liu (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50899-14
Archaic Chinese Bronzes at the MIA

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, public programs, and a symposium about ancient Chinese bronzes dating from 1600 B.C to 200 A.D.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL 61801-3644)
Allyson Purpura (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50902-14
World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean Museum Exhibition

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programming exploring the unique, transcultural aesthetic of Swahili art from the 16th century to the present.

Project fields: African History; Arts, General; Cultural History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 8/31/2015

Sealaska Heritage Foundation (Juneau, AK 99801-1245)
Charles Smythe (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50904-14
At.owu and Art: Fifty Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Treasures

Planning of a traveling exhibition of art from the Alaska Native tribes of the Tlingit, the Haida, and the Tsimshian.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism; Cultural Anthropology; Cultural History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 7/31/2016

Plimoth Plantation, Inc. (Plymouth, MA 02362-1620)
Kathryn LaPrad (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50912-14
Community, Conflict, Collaboration: Moving beyond Two Peoples, One Story at Plimoth Plantation

Development of an interpretive plan for all the living history sites at Plimoth Plantation for the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower voyage in 2020.

Project fields: Native American Studies; U.S. History; Western Civilization
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ 85287-0001)
Paul Hirt (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50924-14
Nature, History, and Culture at the Nation's Edge

Planning a multiformat interpretation of the cultures, history, and physical landscapes of the Arizona-Sonora borderlands region through a website, a traveling exhibition, and public programs.

Project fields: Public History; U.S. History; U.S. Regional Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2014 – 8/31/2015

New-York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024-5152)
Louise Mirrer (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50932-14
The Vietnam War

Planning of a traveling exhibition, an exhibition publication, and related curriculum materials about the Vietnam War, considering both the home front and the war front.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2014 – 8/31/2015

Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution (Ithaca, NY 14850-1313)
Elizabeth Stricker (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50934-14
Lives Unearthed: A History of Women in American Paleontology

Planning of a traveling exhibition on the history of under-appreciated contributions of women to the field of paleontology in the United States.

Project fields: History of Science; U.S. History; Women's History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2015

WTTW (Chicago, IL 60625)
Tony Macaluso (Project Director, 01/10/2014 - present)
GE-50955-14
Vox Humana: The Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Planning for an interactive, interpretive website that would allow the public to access the nearly 5,000 oral histories conducted by journalist Studs Terkel as part of his long-running radio show.

Project fields: History, General; Media Studies; Social Sciences, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2014 – 7/31/2015

Friends of Iolani Palace (Honolulu, HI 96804-2259)
Heather Diamond (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GE-50705-13
Points of Contact: Cultures in Collusion

Planning of a series of permanent exhibits at Iolani Palace exploring the complex story of Hawaii and its contact with Europe, Asia, and the United States in the late 19th century.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2013 – 5/31/2014

Henry Street Settlement (New York, NY 10002-4808)
Susan LaRosa (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GE-50717-13
The House on Henry Street: Settlements, Public Health, and Social Reform

Planning for an interactive web-based and in-person interpretation of the Henry Street Settlement, plus associated walking tours, school programs, and lectures.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA 01970-7704)
Lynda Hartigan (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GE-50721-13
Asia in Amsterdam Exhibition Planning Grant

Planning of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, an online publication, and programs exploring the global reach of the Dutch Republic in the 17th and 18th centuries and the role that Asian art and culture played in Dutch life.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (Minneapolis, MN 55404-3506)
Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GE-50722-13
Islamic Africa: Art and Architecture

Planning of a traveling exhibition examining the social and historical significance of the diverse forms of Islamic art and architecture that have developed in Africa over the last 1,500 years.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

Confluences (Vancouver, WA 98663-3436)
Jane Jacobsen (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GE-50726-13
Columbia Currents: Confluence Project Interactive Website

Planning of a website that examines Native American history and culture at six sites along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 3/31/2014

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education (Washington, DC 20005-1019)
Mabel McKinney-Browning (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GE-50733-13
U.S. Citizenship in the 21st Century

Planning of four public program modules to promote community discussion of major topics relating to citizenship in the 21st century.

Project fields: Law and Jurisprudence
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $37,247 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (Deerfield, MA 01342-5004)
Timothy Neumann (Project Director, 08/20/2012 - present)
GE-50768-13
African Americans in Early Rural New England

Planning for multiformat prototypes (website, maps, iPad tablet tour, exhibits, archaeological field school, and other public programs) that uncover some of the forgotten history of African Americans in early rural New England.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2013 – 11/30/2014

University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO 65211-3020)
Fraser Hudson (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GE-50790-13
Possum Town: Pictures of a Place in the American South

Planning of a traveling exhibition of 55 to 75 large-format photographs, a website, and related public and scholarly programming that examine the lives of blacks and whites in the rural, racially segregated community of Columbus, Mississippi.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 7/31/2015

Ohio Historical Society (Columbus, OH 43211-2474)
Sharon Dean (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - 06/16/2014); Jason Crabill (Project Director, 06/17/2014 - present)
GE-50793-13
Ohio's Ten Tribes

Planning for a five-thousand-square-foot permanent exhibition, a website, and educational materials examining the forced removal of ten Native American tribes from Ohio in the early 19th century and the historical and contemporary impact on these tribes.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $39,921 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

California State University, Monterey Bay (Seaside, CA 93955)
Rina Benmayor (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GE-50803-13
Imagining Salinas Chinatown: Intercultural Dialogues of History and Meaning

Planning for a 1,293-square-foot permanent exhibition, a digital walking tour, and intercultural dialogues for a new museum at the Salinas Chinatown Cultural Center and Museum.

Project fields: Museum Studies or Historical Preservation
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

Jewish Museum (New York, NY 10128)
Maurice Berger (Project Director, 01/14/2013 - present)
GE-50808-13
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website and programs about the influence of avant-garde art on the development of network television from the early 1940s through the mid 1960s.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 8/1/2013 – 7/31/2014

Boston Children's Museum (Boston, MA 02210)
Leslie Swartz (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, WY 82414)
Emma Hansen (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $36,071 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 7/31/2014

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0388)
Anne Petersen (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

ETV Endowment of South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC 29302-2866)
Betsy Newman (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA 02740)
Gregory Galer (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - 03/20/2012); Michael Dyer (Project Director, 03/21/2012 - 09/08/2013); Alison Smart (Project Director, 09/09/2013 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 2/1/2013 – 8/31/2014

Museum Associates (Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Austen Bailly (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

Springfield Library and Museums Association (Springfield, MA 01103-1733)
Kay Simpson (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (Deerfield, MA 01342-5004)
Timothy Neumann (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC 20003-1004)
Stephen Enniss (Project Director, 08/22/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $75,000 (approved); $75,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 4/30/2013

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
Hyunsoo Woo (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
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 amounts: $60,000 (approved); $60,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Duke University (Durham, NC 27705-4677)
James Matory (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
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 amounts: $60,000 (approved); $56,023 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699)
Tamara Gaskell (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
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.

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

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, MO 64111-1818)
Colin Mackenzie (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - present)
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.

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

New-York Historical Society (New York, NY 10024-5152)
Kimberly Orcutt (Project Director, 01/13/2012 - 08/06/2012); Louise Mirrer (Project Director, 08/07/2012 - present)
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 amounts: $50,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6133)
Deane Root (Project Director, 03/29/2012 - present)
GE-50700-12
I Hear America Singing

No project description available

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

American Association of Museums (Washington, DC 20005-1105)
Julie Hart (Project Director, 04/27/2012 - present)
GE-50702-12
AAM Discipline-Specific Museum Association/Groups Convening

No project description available

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

Society for the Preservation of Weeksville/Bedford-Stuyvesant History (Brooklyn, NY 11238)
Elissa Moorhead (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
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 amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Museum for African Art (Long Island City, NY 11101-1736)
Lisa Binder (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Robert Hicks (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
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 amounts: $39,962 (approved); $39,962 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 4/30/2012

American Jewish Historical Society (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Evan Kingsley (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - 04/05/2011); Susan Malbin (Project Director, 04/05/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

Hampton University (Hampton, VA 23668-0001)
Mamie Locke (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
E. Adams (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
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 amounts: $30,000 (approved); $28,798 (awarded)
Grant period: 5/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

San Jose State University Foundation (San Jose, CA 95112-5569)
Margo McBane (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present); Anne Fountain (Co Project Director, 04/27/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 6/1/2011 – 8/31/2013

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 21218-3827)
Nichole Bridges (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - 02/14/2012); Jay Fisher (Project Director, 02/15/2012 - present)
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 amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711)
Deborah Schwartz (Project Director, 08/24/2010 - present)
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 amounts: $50,000 (approved); $50,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 4/1/2011 – 3/31/2012

Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT 06355)
Elysa Engelman (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA 02115-5523)
Dennis Carr (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
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.

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

Thomas Cole Historic House (Catskill, NY 12414-1027)
Elizabeth Jacks (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $48,000 (approved); $48,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY 10024)
Karen Snider (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - 03/13/2012); Andrew Ackerman (Project Director, 03/14/2012 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Dallas County Historical Foundation (Dallas, TX 75202)
Sharron Conrad (Project Director, 01/18/2011 - present)
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 amounts: $40,000 (approved); $40,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 9/1/2011 – 7/31/2012

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
H. Milward (Project Director, 07/07/2011 - present)
GE-50537-11
Executive Session and National Briefing on Civil Discourse

No project description available

Project fields: American Government; Media Studies
Program: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Planning
Division: Public Programs
Total amounts: $30,000 (approved); $30,000 (awarded)
Grant period: 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2012

American Writers Museum Foundation (Washington, DC 20006)
Andrew Anway (Project Director, 09/09/2011 - present)
GE-50626-11
Development of Conceptual Plan for the American Writers Museum

No project description available

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

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