2009 Federal Grants

Federal Grants Will Support Education Programs

Sculpture of Togatus, from 1st century Rome

2009 was a good year for for the Memorial Art Gallery, which received major federal funding for two educational programs.

In July, director Grant Holcomb announced a stimulus grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $50,000 award will support staffing and other enhancements for Passport to the Past, an award-winning program that complements the state’s 6th–10th grade social studies curriculum. Read the whole story

Then in August, Holcomb announced that the Gallery has been awarded $150,000 by the Institute for Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program. This grant will launch Windows on the World, a multimedia initiative that will put information about the collection onto handheld devices—and into the hands of visitors. Read the whole story

Above: Passport to the Past explores works from the Gallery’s ancient, medieval and Renaissance collections. Pictured is Togatus, from 1st century Rome.