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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA 02115-5538)
Christina Nielsen (Project Director: July 2015 to present)

Providing Global Access to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Treasured Collection

Cataloging, digital photography, and item-level description of 2,600 works of art, furniture, books, photographs, letters, and artifacts on permanent view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. This project would create comprehensive documentation of the full collection, to be made freely accessible through the museum’s EmbARK collection management system and a redesigned Web site.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum respectfully requests a $350,000 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant would support a three-year project to create comprehensive digital documentation of the museum's unparalleled collection of 4,200 fine and decorative art objects and 1,500 rare books, as well as 600 selected letters, photographs, and other memorabilia organized and exhibited in display cases by Isabella Stewart Gardner.

Project fields:
Arts, General

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$260,000 (approved)
$260,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 4/30/2019