With grant funds awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Grace Museum is now able to present its art collection to the public through the development of a new online searchable database. The Grace began the process in September 2020 and launches the completed database today, May 31, 2021!
The grant for this special project has provided the museum the funds to photograph, digitize, and create metadata for over 2,500 works of art, with the goal of making them available through The Grace Museum’s website. Web-ready images and comprehensive descriptions for the digital content permit partnering institutions, researchers, and teachers in rural and urban classrooms across the country to learn about the museum’s art collection and its importance to contemporary and historical art and Texas culture. The searchable database also serves as a way for other museums to discover artwork available for borrowing from The Grace’s collection.