Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Digitization Blog

The Williams College Museum of Art is home to the world’s largest repository of the work of the artist brothers Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) and Charles Prendergast (1863–1948). Throughout these web pages, you can learn more about the collection itself and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the museum staff’s efforts to digitize the Prendergast collection for the purpose of increasing access to these resources. These collections, as well as their family archives, came to the museum during the years 1983 to 1995 for research and educational purposes.

Header image: watercolor, pencil and ink on paper by Maurice Brazil Prendergast; Fantasy. ca. 1912-1915 (83.20.2).

Newly Digitized Exhibition Installation Images


We have recently digitized and added over 7,350 exhibition and education related images to our database. These images range in date from 1942 to 2005 and represent over 350 different exhibitions and over fifteen different education related programs.

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Finding Aids for Prendergast Archival Material


Two new finding aids for archival material from the Prendergast Archive and Study Center are now available. The Charles and Maurice Prendergast Personal Photo Collection and the The Eugénie Prendergast Book Collection can be accessed through WCMA’s Prendergast Archive and Study Center webpage and WCMA’s online collection database.

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Year Two Report to IMLS


We have just submitted our year two report to the Institute of Museum and Library Services indicating that we are right on track with our grant activities for the Prendergast Digitization Project.

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