Congratulations to the Studio Museum in Harlem for their Grant from IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced awards totaling $2,231,000 in Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (AAHC). The 14 grantees will match these awards with an additional $2,513,461 in non-federal funds. A total of 37 organizations requested grants totaling $4,841,383.

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture support activities that build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums.

“The 2019 African American History and Culture grants program continues significant levels of federal investment to communities throughout the country,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. "This year's awards will further the important work that museums undertake to preserve, share, and interpret the rich tapestry of African American history, heritage, and cultural narratives.” The Studio Museum was one of three winners.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, will expand its Leadership Ladders program. This three-year professional development initiative will train current and future staff leaders and members across the whole organization to prepare for the museum’s re-opening in a new facility in 2022.