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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019

Asheville Museum to replicate "More Than Math"

September 07, 2010

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Asheville Art Museum and its partner, the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, TN, will create a nationally replicable model based on the Asheville Art Museum's More Than Math program.

The project will result in a full plan that will determine how More Than Math would work with the Knoxville Museum of Art and its audience, but also how the model could be developed for use by other museums, teachers and students across the country.

First piloted in 2001 and fully implemented in 2002, More Than Math integrates the visual arts into the third through eighth grade mathematics curriculum and exposes students to new and creative ways to visualize mathematical concepts, enabling them to see the connections between math and art.

The Asheville Art Museum is the only organization in the state of North Carolina to receive a 2010 IMLS National Leadership Grant. The largest museum and library joint grant program administered by IMLS, National Leadership Grants support projects that will advance the ability of museums and libraries to preserve culture, heritage, and knowledge while enhancing learning.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. 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. To learn more about the Institute, please visit

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