Tuesday, October 2, 2018

$150k Supporting Staff Training at Adirondack Experience

adirondack experience workshopAdirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), has received a $156,573 grant from the Museums for America program of Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency.

This year, IMLS received 472 funding requests from across the U.S. and made grants to only 28% of the applicants. In recent years ADKX has received a total of $694,837 in IMLS funding, including the new award. Past funding has supported the installation of new exhibitions, the conservation of ADKX’s unique collections, and other projects.

The IMLS grant is expected to provide specialized training for ADKX’s seasonal staff. During the two-year-long project, supervisory staff will also travel to a number of leading science and children’s museum throughout the U.S. to observe staff training protocols and best practices that might help inform ADKX’s own staff training program. Mary Ellen Munley, a museum education consultant, will work on the project along with Dr. Jeffrey Hayward of People, Places & Design Research. Munley will assist ADKX staff in drafting a new training manual and planning training sessions. Hayward will evaluate the effectiveness of the overall project.

Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (formerly known as the Adirondack Museum), is located at 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake. For additional information, call (518) 352-7311 or visit their website.

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