Amon Carter Museum of American Art Receives Federal Digitization Grant

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FORT WORTH, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces it has been awarded a prestigious Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The $150,000 grant will support the Amon Carter’s Access to American Photography initiative, a collections digitization project that will allow the museum to digitize and catalog nearly 25,000 priority photographs from its renowned collection. “This digitization grant allows us to take a major step toward fulfilling the museum’s strategic plan to make the collection available to a much wider audience,” says Director Ron Tyler. Providing increased access to these digital images will help the Amon Carter offer a more complete representation of the photography collection to its audiences. “By funding the museum’s continued efforts to digitize our vast collection and make it available online, this grant will help us p