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Participants at the Autumn 2014 "Education" Roundtable

Welcome to the Long Island Museum Association (LIMA) Website. LIMA’s membership is composed of museums, historical societies and cultural institutions across Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Links to our member’s websites are available to the left of the page. Please take the time to explore the website to see what we can do for you!

Annually LIMA offers a series of programs exploring a variety of topics based on the suggestions of our membership. Click the Calendar of Events link to the left to see the upcoming programs. In addition to learning about the topics being presented, the programs also provide attendees with the ability to make valuable contacts with individuals in other institutions across Long Island. Best of all, if your institution is a LIMA member attending our roundtable programs are free of charge.

We also have a grant program to assist organizations in sending their volunteer and museum staff to professional conferences. More information on how to apply for the program is available farther down on this page.

Amy K. Folk, President of LIMA


December 8, 2014
LIMA Roundtable
Collaboration: The Good and the Bad!

This is the fourth of four roundtables for this year.


Connecting to New York's Collections

The Greater Hudson Heritage Network, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and 20 other heritage organizations and libraries are project partners in promoting preservation training in connection with the collection types identified as "at risk" in New York State: books and paper; photographic collections; digital materials; and historic objects. For information on upcoming webinars, web-based "how-to" video tutorials, the circuit rider mentoring program, and other resources, visit
Click HERE for the PDF Press Release for this program.

Special Education and Museums Document
If you attended the Roundtable on Special Education and Museums, you will want to print or save the following document concerning the issue.  It contains a good deal of useful information on the subject and was prepared by a parent of two special needs children who works in the museum field.

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Our Scholarship program:

LIMA has re-instituted our annual Scholarship program for member organizations. Members may request up to $1,000 in matching funds to attend a professional conference anywhere in the United States. Money may be spent on conference fees, airfare, hotels, and other related activities (LIMA will not fund entertainment/food/beverage). Applicant institutions must match the funds awarded by LIMA. To apply, please send the following to LIMA:

1. Letter which includes the name of your organization; conference you wish to attend; reason for attendance; and total amount requested from LIMA (up to $1,000).

2. If the applicant is not the Director of the organization, a letter of support from your Director should be included. If the applicant is the Director, a letter of support from the organization's Board President should be included.

3. Promotional information on the conference.  Please note you must submit an application no later than 8 weeks prior to the conference.

4. Budget that breaks down the costs of attendance; including what LIMA's funds will be used for and what the applicant institution will fund.

Requests should be sent to LIMA's mailing address at
LIMA PO Box 1063
Huntington NY 11743


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