iSchool Capstone

Digital Exhibition for the Northwest Annual Art Exhibition and Seattle Art Museum

Project tags:

archives & special collections

community engagement & outreach

content & digital asset management

Project poster

The Northwest Annual was a yearly exhibition of painting and sculpture by Pacific Northwest artists, hosted by the Seattle Art Museum from 1914 to 1977, and served as a significant cultural event for regional artists. In order to properly manage and promote archival materials about the NWA, a new digital exhibition was created for SAM. This involved digitizing the original checklists, creating descriptive metadata, using OCR to improve search, restoring photographic material, and interviewing local NW art experts. This digital exhibition will now enable online access to these materials, providing rich information for researchers interested in 20th century Northwest art.

Project participants:

Brynn Strader