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PW-51339-13

Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR 97205-2430)
Donald Urquhart (Project Director: 07/24/2012 to present)

Northwest Art Initiative, Phase II

Cataloging and digitization of 7,750 works of Northwest regional art, including textiles, baskets, masks, photography, paintings, prints, and drawings.

The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon requests a grant in the amount of $171,765 over two years from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support Phase II of the Museum's Northwest Art Initiative (NWAI). The NWAI seeks to further establish Northwest art as a recognized art historical tradition by digitizing and sharing the Museum's vast collection of works created by artists working in the American Northwest. In Phase II, the Museum will digitally capture and disseminate more than 7,750 works from its permanent collection, offering national and international exposure for Northwest artists and allowing their works to be studied in an art historical context. The NWAI builds on the Museum's ongoing commitment to sustainability and access. The complete, 3-year project (Phases I & II) will successfully digitize and share nearly 30% of the Museum's permanent collection online while increasing its discoverability through enhanced metadata and inclusion in federated resources.

Project fields:
Museum Studies or Historical Preservation

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$171,765 (approved)
$171,765 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2013 – 5/31/2016