The American Academy in Rome: Creating Access to the Records of Academy Life and Works of American Scholars and Artists


Over a period of 14 months, the American Academy in Rome will survey, preserve and catalog the "American Academy in Rome" archive of materials relating to the Academy's history, architecture, development, and community, including: digital and analog collections of photography, original Academy correspondence and documentation, books, and ephemera. While preservation and cataloging will make in-house use of the collections more user-friendly, the eventual result will be inclusion in and international access through the Academy's new online Digital Humanities Center, the deposit of original materials with the Archives of American Art, and discovery via major professional online directories such as ArchiveGrid.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



American Academy in Rome


  • Dr. Sebastian Hierl (American Academy in Rome)
  • Ms. Sylvia Kollar

Date Range

1894 - 2013

Geographic Scope

International including Rome and New York City


  • 123 Artifact (Including Archaeological Objects, Weapons, Machinery, Instruments, Costumes, Textiles, Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Etc.), Audiovisual, Ephemera, Image, Text (Including Electronic Texts)