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Year Two Report to IMLS

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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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Final Photo Shoot

Charels Prendergast Name Plate

Charels Prendergast Name Plate

Pivot Media has completed its final in-house photo shoot for the Institute of Museum and Library Services Prendergast digitization project grant. This photo shoot session signifies the culmination of year two of the Prendergast digitization project, meaning that we are right on track as we begin the third and final year.

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Postcards for the Prendergasts!

Winter Drawing by André Smith

Winter Drawing by André Smith

We have now finished digitizing correspondence files, which included post cards, letters, and personal documents. In addition to written notes and letters, we have also uncovered hand-made cards with drawings and poems from some of the Prendergasts’ closest friends. Some of the most interesting and amusing of these cards are from artist friends Charles Hovey Pepper and André Smith.

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Journals, Correspondence, Postcards, and Address Books

Postcard of Hotel de la Cote d'Or

Postcard of Hotel de la Cote d'Or

We are now in the process of digitizing Maurice and Charles Prendergast’s correspondence, diaries, and address books. Among the recently digitized items are letters from Charles Hovey Pepper, Walter Pach, John Singer Sargent, and William Glackens and his family members as well as letters between the two brothers.

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Sketches and notes in the Prendergast Book Collection

Ravenna: Artistic Italy, Vol. 2

Our next photo session begins on Monday, March 4, 2013. In preparation I’ve been looking through the pages of the Prendergast book collection in search of notations, inscriptions, and sketches as well as interesting images for the photographers to shoot.

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Year One Report to IMLS

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We have just submitted our year one 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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Focus on Frames

Hand-carved frame for 86.18.26, Fairy Story by Charles Prendergast

Charles Prendergast was a successful framemaker, and the museum has in its collection 67 of his hand-carved frames. As part of our digitization project, we are treating these frames like the decorative art objects that they are.

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A Good Start to the Prendergast Digitization Project

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Since receiving a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the summer of 2011, the Prendergast digitization team has made great progress.

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