The Power of Digital: New Initiative to Expand Museums’ Capacity to Share Their Collections with K-12 Educators

This article originally appeared on the Institute of Museum and Library Services website on September 5, 2018.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the launch of a new special initiative focused on building the museum field’s capacity to connect with teachers and students. Museums for Digital Learning is a two-year cooperative agreement that enables museums to broadly share their digitized collections and other resources with K-12 schools across the country.

The project aims to build a suite of innovative digital resources with content spanning STEM, history, arts, culture, and the humanities, providing a broad spectrum of free, easy-to-access, adaptable resources for teachers across disciplines. IMLS envisions all types of museums—art museums, children’s museums, botanical gardens, history museums, science museums, zoos, aquaria, and more—will be able to contribute their content to the pilot platform. Read more...