The Terra Foundation for American Art
Sustained Support Transforms Access and Discoveries
The Terra Foundation for American Art’s two multi-million-dollar grants to the Archives of American Art have been transformative. The Foundation’s support of the processing and digitizing of collections has allowed the Archives to implement innovative approaches to digitization that now serve as a model for other institutions within the Smithsonian and around the world. The grants fund the website, Terra Foundation Center for Digital Collections, which features close to 600 finding aids and 2 million digital images. The foundation's generosity has greatly advanced discoveries in the collection and has formed a critical foundation for the development of new methods for digital art history.