Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Log Number: CAGML-247250-OMLS-20

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture will increase public access to knowledge and understanding of the Black experience in Virginia and America by cataloging, digitizing, and providing public access to historic images and three-dimensional artifacts. In response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the health, wealth, and safety inequalities faced by Black Americans, the museum has designed this project to create new pathways for digital inclusion and increased access to collections and stories representing the Black community. A collections-sharing partnership between the museum and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia will help make these items broadly available. The project will also enable the museum to preserve current staff positions and move this partnership forward. Following collections processing and digitization, a cross-divisional team will implement community engagement and outreach.