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BP-261032-18Public Programs: Historic Places: PlanningOld Sturbridge, Inc.Old Sturbridge Village Interpretive and Educational Plan9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019$75,000.00Rhys Simmons   Old Sturbridge, Inc.SturbridgeMA01566-1138USA2018U.S. HistoryHistoric Places: PlanningPublic Programs750000750000

Development of a new interpretive plan and educational materials for Old Sturbridge Village to mark the site’s seventy-fifth anniversary in 2021.

Old Sturbridge Village respectfully requests a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of a new Interpretation and Education Plan. Old Sturbridge Village, located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, is one of the nation’s oldest living history museums and has depicted 19th century rural New England life through costumed interpreters, historic homes, curatorial exhibitions, and educational offerings to an audience of more than 21 million visitors since opening in 1946. The Village’s training and resource materials have not been comprehensively reviewed or significantly revised since the 1970s. Throughout this project the Village will work with scholars, consultants, and partnering institutions to develop a new Interpretation and Education Plan that creates impactful visitor experiences, connects with a modern audience, and better reflects the diversity of our community both past and present.

CH-50085-05Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsCity of HomerHomer Public Library6/1/2003 - 1/31/2008$400,000.00HelenK.Hill   City of HomerHomerAK99603USA2004Library ScienceChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs04000000400000

Construction of a new public library to serve residents of Alaska's southern Kenai Peninsula.

The City of Homer, in cooperation with the Homer library Advisory Board and Friends of the Homer Public Library, requests support to help build a new public library to serve residents of Alaska's southern Kenai Peninsula. The City pledges to raise $1.2 million from non-federal sources as match for a $400,000 challenge grant from NEH. Homer's 3,500 square-foot library, built in 1979, is much too small to adequately serve the 11,000 residents of the southern peninsula - a population which continues to grow. In a community which prides itself on appreciation of arts and culture, Homer's library is unable to provide the level of humanities resources and programming that would be possible in a larger library. With the completion of a space needs study completed in 2000, the City of Homer determined that a library of approximately 17,000 square feet is needed to serve area residents for the next 20 years. With more space, the library will be able to expand its collection by an estimated 34%, including 9,800 additional items in the humanities (86% of total). The new library will include a separate Children's Room and Alaskana Room, and will offer space for book group meetings and community presentations in the humanities. Collaboration with the local Pratt Museum, Kachemak Bay College, and Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is planned to provide regular programming in the humanities, including Native history and culture. The new library will be built to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will also be the first public building in Homer constructed with "one percent for the arts" enhancements. A site and architect have been chosen. The building is scheduled for completion in August 2006. The New Library Project capital campaign has raised $1.3 million toward a $5.7 million goal. An NEH challenge grant will greatly assist in efforts to raise additional funds.

CH-50710-11Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsPratt MuseumCapital Improvements to Expand, Preserve, Interpret, and Share Humanities Collections12/1/2008 - 6/30/2019$750,000.00Diane Converse   Pratt MuseumHomerAK99603-7504USA2009U.S. Regional StudiesChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs07500000750000

Funding supports a renovation to expand collections storage space and improve environmental controls; creation of dedicated program space and facilities for research, conservation, and exhibit preparation.

The National Award-winning Pratt Museum is dedicated to helping people explore the human experience and natural environment in Southcentral Alaska's Kachemak Bay region, one of Alaska's most biologically rich and intensively used ecosystems. The Museum is embarking on a five-year institutional development project. Support from a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant and the corresponding 3:1 matching funds will help the Pratt make critical improvements so the Museum is able to expand, preserve, interpret, and share its history and cultural collections long into the future. This support will help the Pratt: 1) expand collections storage space and improve environmental controls; 2) construct education program space for delivery of programs that illuminate the historic and contemporary life of Kachemak Bay; 3) develop back-of house facilities for research, object conservation, and exhibit preparation; and 4) renovate galleries for humanities exhibits.

FA-233404-16Research Programs: Fellowships for University TeachersElizabeth N. EmeryClémence d'Ennery (1853-1914): A Female Connoisseur in the Age of Male Collecting9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017$50,400.00ElizabethN.Emery   Montclair State UniversityMontclairNJ07043-1600USA2015French LiteratureFellowships for University TeachersResearch Programs504000504000

Completion of a book-length study of Clémence d'Ennery (1823-1898), the first French woman to build a museum of Asian art, and the social and cultural forces that influenced 19th-century women art collectors in France.

The nineteenth-century French fascination for Asian art has generated much scholarship, little of which mentions women collectors. This book brings light to the social context surrounding Clémence d'Ennery, who assembled 6,300 objects from Japan, China, and India, built a museum with her own money, and willed it to France. She was the first French woman of her time to do such a thing, yet she is unknown today. This case study of d'Ennery and her museum serves as a magnifying glass through which to examine developing cultural forces that made it difficult for nineteenth-century women to make their marks as collectors. The book brings attention to d'Ennery's story by discussing major issues in the humanities, including injustices in the writing of history, stereotypes about ethnicity and gender, the struggle for non-elites to gain cultural capital and respect, and the choices made when acquiring and displaying art.

FB-52459-06Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsElizabeth N. EmeryCollecting French Writers: Photojournalism, Fame, and the Birth of the "Author House"7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007$40,000.00ElizabethN.Emery   Montclair State UniversityMontclairNJ07043-1600USA2005French LanguageFellowships for College Teachers and Independent ScholarsResearch Programs400000400000

This book project traces the rise of popular interest in museums dedicated to famous literary figures in late 19th and early 20th-century France. Combining literary analysis with the histories of photojournalism, science and the museum, I argue that “writer houses” developed from a pre-existing interest in consecrating important social figures, which was heightened and modified after 1880 by the illustrated periodical press. Photojournalism and new approaches to the science of collection and display were responsible for a shift from interest in famous people as revered national heroes, worthy of public monuments, to more intimate and obsessive cults housed in private rooms, apartments, and museums.

GA-274480-20Public Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)Pratt MuseumPratt Museum Building Community Through Stories: Connecting to Collections in a Time of Coronavirus6/15/2020 - 12/31/2020$85,976.00Jennifer Gibbins   Pratt MuseumHomerAK99603-7504USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Public Programs)Public Programs859760859760

Retention of five staff to develop digital programming based on themes from the Pratt's permanent exhibition.

The Pratt Museum will develop digital programming to engage the community and visitors from afar to ensure the museum remains a vital part of the cultural landscape of the region during the new COVID paradigm. These programs will be based off themes from the Pratt's permanent exhibit, Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place to explore profound ecological, cultural, social and economic changes in the region. Centered around objects from the Pratt's collections, programs will invite engagement from tradition-bearers, artists, scholars, and the community as a whole, drawing out stories and knowledge from museum stakeholders. And, programs will be regular and predictable-building anticipation from museum audiences and tripling the museum's reach.

GI-50708-14Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPratt MuseumKachemak Bay, Alaska: An Exploration of People and Place8/1/2014 - 7/31/2019$300,000.00Scott Bartlett   Pratt MuseumHomerAK99603-7504USA2014Arts, GeneralAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs3000000296745.840

Implementation of a permanent exhibition to explore the interconnectedness of people and place in the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska.

The Pratt Museum seeks a grant of $300,000 for design and fabrication of the exhibits in its new museum facility in Homer, Alaska. This region is home to culturally diverse coastal communities which make their living predominantly from the sea. The exhibits will awaken a sense of connectedness between people and place and provide a variety of avenues for visitors to experience the stories of the Kachemak Bay region of South Central Alaska. The overall objectives of the exhibition are to present a personal perspective, a sense of place, and a responsibility to self and community. A balance of presentation will accomplish these goals. This grant will help fund: 1) workshops for the staff planning team, evaluator, and the design team, 2)design of the exhibition, 3) fabrication and installation in the Museum’s Main Gallery and adjacent spaces, and 4) gallery guides for selected themes.

GM-25647-96Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPratt MuseumSelf-study project of the Pratt Museum7/1/1996 - 2/28/1997$17,000.00VictoriaA.Schirado   Pratt MuseumHomerAK99603-7504USA1996AnthropologyHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs170000170000

To support a self-study to develop long-range plans for humanities programs.

GM-30141-02Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPratt MuseumKachemak Bay, Alaska: An Exploration of People and Place10/1/2002 - 12/31/2004$301,720.00ElizabethA.Webb   Pratt MuseumHomerAK99603-7504USA2002AnthropologyHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs7672022500076720225000

Reinstallation of the Pratt Museum's main exhibitions, a catalog, and a traveling exhibition, all based on an examination of the relationships between people and place in the region.

PE-268864-20Preservation and Access: Preservation and Access Education and TrainingIndianapolis Museum of Art, Inc.Project MUSE: Museum Sabbatical Experience for Faculty Teaching at the Arts-Science Interface3/1/2020 - 2/28/2023$25,000.00Greg Smith   Indianapolis Museum of Art, Inc.IndianapolisIN46208-3326USA2019Arts, GeneralPreservation and Access Education and TrainingPreservation and Access250000250000

Research stipends for four college and university professors who teach classes on the “Chemistry of Art,” to spend summer leave or sabbatical time in the conservation lab at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, working on projects connected to objects in the collection.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) proposes a grant from the NEH to continue its established program Project MUSE. Project Muse allows college and university professors who teach courses at the interface of art and science to participate in important research and technical studies of artwork in a modern conservation science laboratory at a major museum during their sabbatical or summer leaves from teaching. The purpose of the experience is to conduct cutting-edge research at the IMA that benefits the Museum's research and conservation efforts and also enters into science curricula around the country leading to increased interest in the arts and sciences among academic faculty and undergraduate students. Intended results include new conservation science curriculum developed for university classes, presentations and publications on new research for the field of conservation science, and inspiring a new generation of scholars interested in entering the field of conservation science.

PJ-50106-13Preservation and Access: National Digital Newspaper ProgramUniversity of Maryland, College ParkMaryland Digital Newspaper Project9/1/2012 - 8/31/2024$1,778,366.00DouglasP.McElrath   University of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkMD20742-5141USA2012U.S. HistoryNational Digital Newspaper ProgramPreservation and Access1778366014315820

Digitization of 100,000 pages of Maryland newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

The University of Maryland Libraries propose a two-year project to select, digitize and contribute to the Library of Congress' Chronicling of America collection approximately 100,000 pages from historically and culturally significant newspapers from across the state of Maryland

PR-268771-20Preservation and Access: Research and DevelopmentFAICBuilding a Life Cycle Assessment Tool & Library of Preventive Conservation Methods3/1/2020 - 2/28/2023$350,000.00Lissa Rosenthal-YoffeSarah SuttonFAICWashingtonDC20005-1704USA2019Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralResearch and DevelopmentPreservation and Access35000003500000

Development of an online Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool and library for conservation and preservation professionals. When completed, this tool and library would help cultural heritage institutions evaluate the environmental and human health impacts of collection management activities, including conservation treatment, storage, loans, and exhibitions.

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) will conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) that will help collection care professionals to make informed choices that protect health and the environment while continuing to preserve and exhibit humanities collections. 3,500 materials, products, and processes will be researched and made available through an online Tool. Complex processes will captured in an LCA Library to guide collections care decision-making. Research results will be disseminated through articles, blog posts, presentations, workshops, and a traveling exhibit . Key research support will be provided by Northeastern University and the Pratt Institute. Principal Investigators are Matt Eckelman (NEU), Sarah Nunberg (Pratt), Eric Pourchot (FAIC), and Sarah Sutton (Sustainable Museums).

PW-228118-15Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesVirginia Museum of Fine ArtsUncovering Fabergé: An Archival Digitization Planning and Pilot Project5/1/2015 - 4/30/2017$40,000.00Stephen Bonadies   Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsRichmondVA23220-4007USA2015Art History and CriticismHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access400000400000

A planning project for digitizing the museum’s archives relating to its Fabergé and Russian decorative arts collection. The project would result in technical requirements and workflow for linking archival and object catalog records as part of a larger digital initiative at the museum; digitization and linking of approximately 500 archival documents with about 500 already imaged objects; and dissemination of the materials via the museum’s publicly accessible website.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)seeks the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations program in the amount of $40,000 to develop a comprehensive plan to digitize and disseminate the archival materials related to some of our most significant holdings. The Foundations project will use the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Faberge and Russian Decorative Arts objects for the pilot of its digital archive plan to test methods for a larger plan to digitize VMFA's archival collections. This initiative will provide a methodology for making VMFA's archival collections accessible to researchers and humanities scholars through the museum's website and other digital platforms.

PY-258635-18Preservation and Access: Common HeritageEl Paso Community CollegeBetwixt And Between: Liminality in El Paso,TX and Colonia Juarez, MX1/1/2018 - 12/31/2019$12,000.00Lisa Elliott   El Paso Community CollegeEl PasoTX79915-1914USA2017Cultural HistoryCommon HeritagePreservation and Access12000011964.20

Creation of a digital archive to document descendants of the Colonia Juarez settlement living in the El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, area.  Colonia Juarez was settled as one of eight Mormon Colonies in Mexico in the late 19th century.  Many residents have traveled between Texas and Mexico or lived in both places.  The project would aim to increase awareness of this “liminal” population, scanning materials in both El Paso and the Mormon Colonies and holding a public history lecture in Texas.  Members of the community would be invited to contribute photographs, journals, and other memorabilia for digitization, and specially trained students would collect oral histories.  The collected artifacts and stories would be integrated into the “3D Digital Wall” at El Paso’s Museum of History and compiled into a digital research guide.  A public lecture at the El Paso Community College, delivered by a professor of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, would elucidate this little-documented borderland history.  The applicant would collaborate with the El Paso History Museum, the University of North Texas, and representatives of the Mormon Colonies to engage community members and promote the preservation and use of digitized items.

The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Communication and Performing Arts department proposes a project that will digitize artifacts (photos, journals, and other memorabilia) of descendants of Colonia Juarez, Mexico.  At present, there are several hundred descendants of the Colonia Juarez settlers living in the El Paso/Juarez area. They represent a theme that is common to many living in a border community, including some of our students - the feeling of being "betwixt and between" and not really belonging, or fitting in, to either place. EPCC students will digitize artifacts gathered from this community to be displayed for view by the public on the El Paso History Museum's Digital Wall, on an EPCC Library Guide, and will be the topic of a community lecture.

ZDH-284106-22Agency-wide Projects: ARP-Organizations (Digital humanities-related)University of Puerto Rico, MayaguezListening to Puerto Rico: The Promise of Oral History On- and Beyond Campus1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023$500,000.00Ricia ChanskyJaquelinaE.AlvarezUniversity of Puerto Rico, MayaguezMayaguezPR00680-6475USA2021Hispanic American StudiesARP-Organizations (Digital humanities-related)Agency-wide Projects5000000499999.960

Reinstatement of lost faculty, student, and consultant positions for the new Oral History Lab that will be located in university library.

This project aligns three humanities streams at UPR-Mayagüez—the English department, film program, and library—to create an Oral History Lab (OHL) that will lead projects across our STEM-focused campus while developing community partnerships throughout the archipelago. Puerto Rico is facing multiple disasters—hurricanes, earthquakes, economic depression, COVID-19— that impede the institution’s ability to support on- and off-campus communities. This grant allows us to address budgetary shortfalls caused by the impacts of these disasters, by rehiring faculty, consultants, and student researchers while developing sustainable infrastructure. Building upon previous successful projects, the OHL creates an opportunity to craft a polyphonic people’s history and develop digital archives that benefit the community while situating historical documentation as a resource for researchers from numerous fields, thereby allowing these narratives to inform multiple practical and theoretical projects.