MCM 2021 Winner of IMLS National Medal
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced The Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson, MS today as one of six recipients of the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Over the past 27 years, the award has celebrated institutions that are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.
Journalists can find information about IMLS National Medal, download photos, press releases, and more below!
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WHO ARE WE?
At the Mississippi Children’s Museum, We Take Fun Seriously!
We accomplish this mission through hands-on, engaging exhibits and programs focusing on literacy, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), and health and nutrition–the keys to helping our children mature into healthy and productive adult learners.
WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES?
The mission of IMLS is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.
The strategic goals of IMLS are to…
- Promote Lifelong Learning: IMLS supports learning and literacy for people of all ages through museums and libraries.
- Build Capacity: IMLS strengthens the capacity of museums and libraries to improve the well-being of their communities.
- Increase Public Access: IMLS makes strategic investments that increase access to information, ideas, and networks through libraries and museums.
- Achieve Excellence: IMLS strategically aligns its resources and relationships to support libraries and museums nationwide.
MCM’s new WonderBox Exhibit opening this summer, as well as our Wonder of Wellness Exhibit were made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Click to learn more about WonderBox and Wonder of Wellness.
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