Collections Access Project
We are making some changes to the Currier’s online collections pages. During the next few months, online visitors will be able to learn more about the works of art and artists in our collections, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The July 2012 grant allowed us to expand our existing online initiative by including in depth content for at least 75 European and Contemporary objects. The end result will be valuable to both online and museum visitors. Each selected object will have a publication quality photograph, an essay that offers the object’s artistic and historical context, plus its provenance and exhibition history.
In addition to featuring these selected objects, the museum has updated all of its 2,500 artist records. For the first time, online visitors can search these records for artists and easily find all of their objects in the Currier’s collection. Records for local artists represented in the collection will also include a short biography about the artist.
Make sure to stop by often to view the latest information added to the database!
As of November 22, 2013, the museum has added exhibition history from its files for a majority of objects currently on view at the museum. We have also included past gallery labels for select objects.
We would like to thank the following individuals for their participation in this project:
Copy Editor: Lys Ann Weiss, Post Hoc Academic Publishing Services
Database Assistants: Ashlee Bailey and Aimie Westphal
Writers: Nadia Baadj, Elizabeth Nogrady, Emily M. Weeks Ph.D., and more to come in the coming weeks!
We would like to thank the following funders for this project:
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Ruth and James Ewing Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The John H. Pearson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Arthur Getz Charitable Trust, RBS Citizens, N.A. Trustee