Monday, October 18, 2021

$150k federal grant to Sixth Floor Museum will broaden access to collection

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) totaling $150,000. Museums for America is IMLS’ largest grant program for museums, supporting projects and activities that help institutions better serve their communities.

The grant, awarded in the Collections Stewardship category, will support a comprehensive cataloging project that will broaden public access to important artifacts, images and documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath.

“Building upon work that is already in progress, this project will dramatically increase awareness of the Museum’s wealth of historical materials and collections resources, not just items on display in the permanent exhibit, which represent less than five percent of our holdings,” said Nicola Longford, Executive Director of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

The Museum’s diverse, actively growing collection of approximately 35,000 items is one of the world’s most important sources of artifacts, images, documents, audio and visual recordings, oral histories and other documentation of the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy and the cultural legacy of that event. For more, visit jfk.org.

About IMLS
The Institute for Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.

About the Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, the Museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 12 to 6 p.m. Monday. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are available in seven languages, and a youth version is available in English. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214-747-6660.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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