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MH-00-16-0003-16

Amistad Research Center
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$31,355.00
City: 
New Orleans
State: 
LA
Recipient Type: 
museum
Program: 
Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
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The Amistad Research Center will digitize over 200 objects in its fine arts collection and produce the first comprehensive internal collections database for the institution. The project will support the hiring of a fine arts administrator and a photographer, as well as the purchase of photography and digitization equipment to create hi-resolution, archival-quality images of selected objects. By entering data into a collections management software program, the center will be able to manage its art holdings in a more systematic and centralized way, streamline access to materials, and enable staff to provide improved assistance to researchers and the public. Staff and consultants will discuss, evaluate, and document processes, resulting in standard practices for future digitization projects.