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Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc. (Bridgeport, CT 06604-4912)
Adrienne Saint-Pierre (Project Director: July 2012 to present)

Planning for "The Greatest Digitization Project on Earth" with the P. T. Barnum Collections of The Barnum Museum Foundation

Collaborative planning to improve access to two complementary collections of historical documents and artifacts at several cultural institutions relating to 19th-century American icon P.T. Barnum (1810-1891).

The Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc. requests a grant of $40,000 that will enable The Barnum Museum and Bridgeport Public Library to work with a team of consultants to create a comprehensive plan for digitization and global access to important humanities collections. The year-long project is designed to result in the ???road map??? critical to implementing a well-managed digitization project that can fully realize its objectives for preservation and access. The project will improve intellectual control of the two institutions??? related P. T. Barnum collections, and incorporate a range of activities that utilize the knowledge, experience and expertise of the team members. The project will lead to a plan for broad access to these significant humanities resources and create digital content that would be placed in an aggregate digital resource repository with a curated platform.

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Project fields:
History, General

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$34,213 (approved)
$33,175 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2013 – 6/30/2014