The Institute of Museum and
Library Services grant will enable the UK Art Museum to increase its staff and launch a
community membership and marketing campaign.
26, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The
University of Kentucky Art Museum has received a General
Operating Support Grant from the federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the 2001-2002
one of 178 awarded from a pool of 826 applicants,
will enable the art museum to increase its staff and
launch a community membership and marketing campaign.
IMLS is a federal grant-making agency located in Washington,
D.C., that fosters leadership, innovation and a lifetime
of learning by supporting the nation's 15,000 museums
and 122,000 libraries.
Sands, interim director of the art museum, said, "This
recognition of the quality of the museum will help
us bring the enrichment of visual art to the university
and to the public."
S. Martin, the new director of the IMLS, said, "With
more than $15,512,000 going to 178 exemplary museums,
IMLS continues its long tradition of recognizing and
supporting the best of museum service in America.Though
much has changed in the museum world since the grant
program began 23 years ago, our General Operating
Support grants continue to be in high demand."
that qualify for a General Operating Support grant
demonstrate outstanding performance in all areas of
museum operations. Each applicant performs a self-evaluation,
involving every aspect of its operations - from collection
care and maintenance to education programs and exhibits.
in the museum field, with an average of 13 years of
experience, evaluate each application. The highly
competitive grants are unrestricted and may be used
for ongoing institutional activities. They are one
of the most sought-after museum awards of the IMLS.
of Kentucky Art Museum is open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday
through Sunday and noon to 8 p.m. on Friday; closed
Monday and University holidays.
museum information, contact Jane Boswell at (859)
257-5716 or by visiting the museum's Web site by clicking here.