ALEXANDRIA, VA --(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - The National Women's History Museum (NWHM) announced today it will receive a $370,000 grant from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. (the Foundation) in support of the Museum's efforts to develop advanced content capabilities for 21st century interactive learning modules, revamped curricula lessons and online exhibits and to optimize the content for mobile. The grant will be distributed over two years.
PwC LLP will complement the Foundation's grant with pro bono technical advice and support. The pro bono engagement team will work to advise the investment in new interactive content, bringing considerable user experience expertise to optimize the platform.
NWHM is the nation's largest online cultural institution dedicated to women's history, both past and present, and its online presence is critical to serving its mission and stakeholder community.
"This grant allows us to expand both our technical and staff capacities to create a unique level of engagement with our diverse audiences," said NWHM President and CEO Joan Wages. "We are excited to work with the PwC Charitable Foundation to make our exhibits and information available to people across the nation and encourage learning and appreciation for women's contributions to American history."
"We see the absence of women's stories from history as a challenge to education that needs to be addressed," said Shannon Schuyler, president of the Foundation. "This grant and our pro bono support aim to help the National Women's History Museum engage future generations of Americans with important stories told in a compelling way."
The new website will feature optimized, virtual exhibits that are mobile-friendly, and increase NWHM's reach by 35 percent in the first two years of launch. Efficiencies, cost savings and additional staff capacity will allow for more efficient content management and data capture that will improve the organization's ability to make more data-driven decisions and to maximize its impact well beyond the two-year grant period. NWHM plans to launch the website Summer 2017.
About the National Women's History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women's History Museum (NWHM, Inc.) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the general public about the diverse historic contributions of women and raising awareness about the critical need for a national women's history museum in our nation's capital. Currently located online at www.nwhm.org, the Museum's goal is to build a world-class, permanent museum on or near the National Mall that will herald and display the collective history of American women. A Congressional Commission has been established that is charged with producing a feasible plan, which would include the governance, fundraising, location and organizational structure of the museum. For additional information visit NWHM.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.