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PW-269399-20Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesNelson-Atkins Museum of ArtThe Digital Reference Portal "Missouri Remembers: Artists in Missouri 1821 – 19516/1/2020 - 5/31/2022$157,653.00Amelia Nelson   Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtKansas CityMO64111-1818USA2020Art History and CriticismHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access15765301565520

Development of an online dictionary of Missouri artists, profiling 500 artists who were active across the state between 1821 and 1951. The resource would be developed through a partnership among three leading archival repositories in Missouri and would debut in the state’s bicentennial year.

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the State of Missouri, The Spencer Art Reference Library of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in partnership with the Jannes Library of the Kansas City Art Institute and The Saint Louis Public Library will make descriptive information on Missouri artists discoverable online by launching the publicly accessible digital portal, "Missouri Remembers: Artists in Missouri 1821 – 1951." The online resource will enable users to explore iconic artists like Thomas Hart Benton and George Caleb Bingham and to discover lesser known artists, such as female artists and artists of color, who lived in or spent part of their careers within the State of Missouri from the state’s beginning in 1821 through 1951. To implement this initiative, project partners will mine their large collection of files on Missouri artists to create individual descriptive records on an initial 500 artists for the portal's launch.