ECA Art News Briefs

The David C. Driskell Center Awarded Grant for Digitizing its Collection from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The David C. Driskell Center is pleased to announce that it was awarded a grant totaling $144,450 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services [IMLS] through its Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program. The two-year grant will provide support for the “Driskell Center Digitization Project,” which will preserve, reformat, digitize, and increase access to the Driskell Center’s 1,550-object art collection and parts of its archives collections, particularly the David C. Driskell Papers, including 150 audio tapes, 90 visual reels, 1,500 photographs, and 3,500 slides, among other unique resources. We are excited to begin this critical project this fall, and we look forward to preserving, and increasing access to, our wonderful collections for future generations. To learn more about the project, please visit their website.

(via theDavid C. Driskell Center. Photo courtesy of David C. Driskell Center.)