Institute of Museum and Library Services

The mission of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. IMLS provides leadership through research, policy development, and grant making.

TUGS!, a recent exhibition at Mystic Seaport celebrating the story of American tugboats, was made possible thanks to a large grant from IMLS, as well as generous individual donations and in-kind support.