Funding will Increase Public Awareness of Museum Resources
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) totaling $150,000. Museums for America is IMLS’ largest grant program for museums, supporting projects and activities that help institutions better serve their communities.
The grant, awarded in the Collections Stewardship category, will support a comprehensive cataloguing project that will broaden public access to important artifacts, images and documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath.
“Building upon work that is already in progress, this project will dramatically increase awareness of the Museum’s wealth of historical materials and collections resources, not just items on display in the permanent exhibit, which represent less than five percent of our holdings,” said Nicola Longford, Executive Director of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
The Museum’s diverse, actively growing collection of approximately 35,000 items is one of the world’s most important sources of artifacts, images, documents, audio and visual recordings, oral histories and other documentation of the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy and the cultural legacy of that event. For more, visit jfk.org.