The Hesburgh Libraries and Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in December 2017 to develop a unified online collections platform to encourage comparative research, innovative joint exhibitions, and deeper integration of artwork, rare books, archival resources, and cultural artifacts into University teaching.
- Increase the discoverability and streamline the use of digitized cultural collections held by the University of Notre Dame
- Maximize the research impact of the University’s rare and unique holdings
- Strengthen the collaboration between the campus libraries and art museum
- Further integrate innovative technologies into the library and museum ecosystem
This project was made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grant reference number 1708-04726. The Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. To this end, it supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work. The Foundation offers grants in five core program areas: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities; Arts and Cultural Heritage; Diversity; Scholarly Communications; and International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.