Illinois State Museum, Department of Natural Resources, Illinois

Data Center Description
The Illinois State Museum (ISM) is a system of museums and
galleries serving the people of Illinois. The Museums foster an
appreciation of the living world, introduce the art of Illinois,
open windows to education, and protect irreplaceable state
treasures. The ISM mission is fulfilled through collecting,
research, exhibits, publications, and interpretive programs that
enhance educational experiences, aesthetic values, and in
general, the quality of life. Currently the natural history
exhibits on the first floor of the State Museum in Springfield
are under renovation. We have more information on the exciting
new exhibit, Changes, slated to open in 2004.


[Summary provided by ISM]