Three University Museums Receive Grants to Help Them Archive, Preserve, or Present African-American Collections

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced 14 grants totaling $1,485,000 for the purpose of preserving and sharing African-American history. The grants support professional training, internships, and technical assistance programs to institutions that are preserving and showcasing African-American historical exhibits.

Among the 14 grantees are three universities, including two historically black institutions:

• Texas Southern University in Houston received a grant to train professional staff in digitizing works of art.

• Virginia State University received a grant to help fund the expansion of its museum in the Old Towne area of Petersburg.

• A grant will help fund the University of Maryland’s processing of the 50,000-piece David C. Driskell Archive of African American Art.