WASHINGTON — The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center has been named a recipient of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services says in a news release the museum in Skokie is one of 10 recipients of what is the highest honor for service to the community that a museum and library can receive.

The museum was recognized for what the institute calls its world-class exhibitions, student and educator service and public programming.

Museum CEO Susan Abrams says the award was in part a recognition of its Take A Stand Center that when it opens in October will allow visitors to use interactive holographic technology to have life-like conversations with recordings made by Holocaust survivors.