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About Emily Lemieux

I was the Digital Imaging Assistant here at the Williams College Museum of Art from January 2010 until November 2012. I first arrived to work on the ancient art digitization project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which I worked on from January 2010 until July 2011. In the summer of 2011, we were again awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize the fine art and archives relating to the brothers Maurice and Charles Prendergast, of which the Williams College Museum of Art has the world's largest repository. I enjoy getting to work with the actual art objects and also with technology. In my time here, I have especially enjoyed working with the ancient Egyptian collection.

Digitization Conference Presentation in D.C.

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Last week Rachel Tassone and I went to Washington D.C. to present about our Prendergast Digitization Project at a conference. We learned a good amount from our colleagues and were excited to get the word out about our project.

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This Week in the Museum’s History

Facsimile of the alabaster head of King Mankaure in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

During World War II, works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston were stored at the Williams College Museum of Art, and the MFA was so grateful to the museum for keeping their objects safe during wartime they gave us a facsimile Egyptian head and let us put on a paintings exhibition of their works which were not normally loaned out.

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How did the cuneiform objects get here?

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As with our pieces from the Bolles-Rogers family and John Davis Hatch, sometimes the story behind how objects came into the museum’s collection or life events of the donors can be very interesting. Dr. John Henry Haynes donated to the museum thirty-six Mesopotamian clay objects with cuneiform inscriptions.

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Cosmetics & Fashion in the Ancient Collection

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Love & Romance

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WCMA Winter Break

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Egyptian Beadwork

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Food and Family

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Mummified Hand

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Bringing Pottery Sherds to Life

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