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Organization name: Walter Anderson Museum of Art

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HC-275007-20Digital Humanities: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Digital Humanities)Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Inc.Southern Art/Wider World: A Digital Humanities Exchange6/15/2020 - 3/31/2021$72,884.00Julian Rankin   Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Inc.Ocean SpringsMS39564-4632USA2020Art History and CriticismCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Digital Humanities)Digital Humanities728840728840

Retention of two staff members and the creation of a new position at WAMA in Ocean Springs, Mississippi to develop humanities programming through digital channels.

"Southern Art/Wider World" is a digital humanities project empowering dialogue between scholars and communities around historical and cultural themes present in WAMA’s collection. Building upon more than three decades of scholarship investigating the life and work of artist Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), the project creates a digital framework connecting the Southern land to American identity through live programs, distance learning, and cultural capacity-building. The project delivers free humanities engagement through three digital vehicles: 1) Live-streamed programs featuring humanities scholars; 2) A continuing education course; and 3) A mobile app exploring humanities themes and content through virtual museum tours and experiences. An additional outcome is to share processes with other MS cultural organizations to encourage digital capacity-building statewide.

PC-50203-06Preservation and Access: Grants to Preserve and Create Access to Humanities CollectionsWalter Anderson Museum of Art, Inc.Repairs to Climate Control HURRICANE KATRINA EMERGENCY GRANT8/1/2006 - 9/30/2006$20,000.00Gayle Petty-Johnson   Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Inc.Ocean SpringsMS39564-4632USA2006Arts, GeneralGrants to Preserve and Create Access to Humanities CollectionsPreservation and Access200000200000

The Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, preserves the art of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), known for his depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast. The museum also collects the work of his brothers, Peter Anderson (1901-1984), master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery; and James McConnell Anderson (1907-1998), noted painter and ceramic artist. The 800 items in the permanent collection include watercolors, drawings, oils, block prints, ceramics, and carvings by the three Anderson brothers. The rain and sea spray during Hurricane Katrina caused damage to the museum's climate control system, and high relative humidity and temperatures threatened the collection.