Prendergast
Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Prendergast Archive and Study Center

Project Staff

(From left to right)

Stephen Petegorsky and Jim Gipe, Photographers, digitally photograph the fine art work and archival materials, both at the museum and their studio; provide digitization equipment; use the museum’s dedicated photography space for years one and two of the project and their studio space during year three. They provide digital file management services, color correction, upload high res images to museum’s dedicated server after each photo session, and backup to DVDs with color proofs of all new digital content. Jim and Stephen have also helped out with photos of project staff in action for use throughout the Prendergast web pages.

Nancy Mowll Mathews, former Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator of 19th and 20th Century Art, oversaw the Prendergast Archive and Study Center at the museum from 1988-2010, and conducted research and organized exhibitions and publications on the Prendergasts and their era (1850–1950). She is co-author of the Prendergast catalogue raisonné and author of three other books on the subject.

Edith Schwartz, Prendergast Assistant, who assigns numbers and inventories archival material using cataloging sheets, will re-house and prepare material scheduled for digitization in years two and three, and will compile printed material produced by Prendergast Archive and Study Center for conversion to webpage.

Emily Lemieux, formerly the Digital Imaging Assistant (January 2010-November 2012), scheduled photographers, prepared objects for each photo session, logged photo activity, verified accession numbers and digital file names, applied accession numbers to frames and decorative arts, linked digital images to the database, created database records for archival material, updated the Prendergast Archive and Study Center web pages.

Kim Hugo, Public Relations Coordinator, will design three direct mail postcard announcements; will monitor Prendergast Archive and Study Center web pages and web traffic, and will develop project press releases, and public outreach.

Joann Harnden, Coordinator of Education Programs, will conduct outreach to K-12 educators and hold evaluation meetings to solicit input to the Prendergast Archive and Study Center web pages.

Rachel Tassone, Associate Registrar, is responsible for implementing the collection cataloging and digitization plan. She works with college Information Technology Office to oversee technical aspects of the project. She has nineteen years experience with the permanent collection, beginning with its initial computerization project in 1991.

Elizabeth Gallerani, Coordinator of Mellon Academic Programs, will conduct outreach to faculty and students and hold evaluation meetings to solicit input to the Prendergast Archive and Study Center web pages.

Diane Hart, Senior Museum Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions, oversees and ensures project workflow; supervises registrarial and art handling staff; promotes communication between both departments and supervises the Associate Registrar in daily management of the project. Diane has 29 years of museum registration experience.

Greg Smith, Preparator, unframes and reframes materials during year one, will assist in the movement of three-dimensional objects to and from storage in year two, and will pack archival material in year three for transport to studio.

Frances Duncan, Freelance web consultant of GritMedia produced the WordPress designed Prendergast Archive and Study Center web pages (not pictured).

Eric Shannon, Digital Imaging Assistant, schedules photographers, prepares objects for each photo session, logs photo activity, verifies accession numbers and digital file names, links digital images to the database, creates finding aids and database records for archival material, and updates the Prendergast Archive and Study Center web pages.