Museums Empowered (2024)

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Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Programmatic Area

Arts & Humanities



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Eligible Entities

State, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code

Focus Area

Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff is a special initiative of the Museums for America grant program. It is designed to support projects that use the transformative power of professional development and training to generate systemic change within museums of all types and sizes. Museums Empowered has four project categories: • Digital Technology: Provide museum staff with the skills to integrate digital technology into museum operations. • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Support museum staff in providing inclusive and equitable services to people of diverse geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and to individuals with disabilities. • Evaluation: Strengthen the ability of museum staff to use evaluation as a tool to shape museum programs and improve outcomes. • Organizational Management: Strengthen and support museum staff as the essential part of a resilient organizational culture.


Mark Isaksen Supervisory Grants Management Specialist Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

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