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October 25, 2010

kudos, Affiliates! for november 2010

Always nice to see bright spots around the network – great job and congratulations to all!

The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan, recently awarded the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque, Iowa) a $1 million challenge grant for the construction of the Diamond Jo National River Center. The challenge was contingent on the museum raising the remaining $4 million of its $12 million in private donations toward the $40 million project.

Richard Willich, chairman and CEO of MDI Holdings, has pledged a $50,000 gift to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (St. Augustine, Florida) to upport maritime education for the maritime archaeology internship program.

The Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) has partnered with The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science (Tallahassee, Florida) to launch an innovative online learning initiative for students and teachers. The initiative will leverage ThinkQuest, OEF’s online learning platform, to create three online projects focused on museum exhibits. In addition, OEF and The Brogan Museum will work together to train 1,000 teachers on how to integrate ThinkQuest and project learning into their curricula.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan approved a $100,000 grant for the Arab American National Museum over two years for programming to support an exhibition about Arab American contributions in civilian and military service from the Revolutionary War to the present. Patriots and Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Their Country will travel to museums, military academies and bases throughout the country.

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama in a recent White House ceremony.  “The Wing” was one of just 15 programs across the country to receive the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor for afterschool arts and humanities programs.

January 15, 2010

affiliates in the news: week of jan 11

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois)
A massive star is born: Time-lapse movie shows that massive stars form like their smaller siblings

National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg, PA)
Museum curator to experience life of Civil War soldier

Institute of Texan Cultures (San Antonio, TX)
Institute of Texan Cultures Formalizes Partnership with Smithsonian Institution
Institute of Texan Cultures links up with Smithsonian
UTSA museum to become Smithsonian affiliate

Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science (Tallahassee, FL)
Tallahassee Hosts Four Centuries of African American Art and History
Brogan expands access with technology

Historic Bethlehem Partnership (Bethlehem, PA)
Merchants, event organizers report an upturn in holiday activity in Bethlehem over the previous year

Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The cosmos cycles on…
Visions of the Cosmos, Rubin Museum of Art, New York

North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh, NC)
SECU grants $500k to North Carolina Museum of History

Miami Science Museum (Miami, FL)
MetLife Foundation Announces More Than $1,000,000 in Grants to Five Nationally-Recognized Science Museums to Engage Youth in Scientific Learning and Discovery

December 11, 2009

affiliates in the news: week of Dec 7

Congratulations to these Affiliates making headlines this week! Do you have a link to a great story about an Affiliate? Email us and let us know- affiliates@si.edu

National World War II Museum (New Orleans, Louisiana)
National World War II Museum in New Orleans opens $60 million addition

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane, Washington)
It’s easy to get jazzed up about MAC’s new exhibit

New York State Museum (Albany, New York)
Eastern coyotes big enough to take down deer

North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh, North Carolina)
North Carolina Humanities Council Invests $59,581 in Eight Cultural Projects Statewide

Discovery Science Center (Santa Ana, California)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere is Centerpiece of U.S. Center in Copenhagen. International SphereCast Set for Tuesday, December 8

Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, Massachusetts)
SOUTH SHORE INSIDER: Ellie Donovan, executive director of Plimoth Plantation
History, high-tech woven into jacket. Museum reproduces 17th-century embroidery

Frost Art Museum at Florida International University (Miami, Florida)
Cintas Foundation Program at FIU Frost Art Museum Announces 2010 Competition for Coveted Visual Arts Fellowship

Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science (Tallahassee, Florida)
Brogan Museum Names Endowment for Jack Crow

 

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