NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training

Sponsor Deadline: 

May 17, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Apr 12, 2022


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NEH Preservation and Access Education and Training
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The Preservation and Access Education and Training program supports the development of knowledge and skills among professionals responsible for preserving and establishing access to humanities collections. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, electronic records, and digital objects. Preserving and making accessible such large and diverse holdings is an enormous challenge, making the need for knowledgeable staff significant and ongoing. 

NEH makes Preservation and Access Education and Training awards to organizations that offer national, regional, or statewide education and training programs across the pedagogical landscape. Projects may be at any stage of development, from early curriculum development to advanced implementation. Awards help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills they need to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Awards support projects that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce heritage practitioners to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.