Published 05/14/18

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The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, have selected four candidates for the 2018-19 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency for art information professionals (NDSR Art). The residents will begin their twelve-month appointments in July 2018.

In April 2016, the Philadelphia Museum of Art was awarded a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop a program focused specifically on digital stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and arts information. The 2018-2019 residency will be the second of the program’s two nationally dispersed cohorts. The 2018-2019 NSDR Art projects were selected by the NDSR Art advisory board for their merits as an independent project and contributions to the field. Criteria considered in the applications were a project’s design, institutional support for the project, the ability to provide adequate resources for a resident, and the opportunity to develop models for collaborative work in the new-media era.

2018-19 NDSR Art Cohort

(Name; university; host institution; project description)

  • Jean Moylan; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Preservation and Access of Digital Audiovisual Assets at the Guggenheim

  • Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez; Queens College; Maryland Institute College of Art; Digital Archiving Non-Traditional Art and Design Theses Work

  • Molly Szymanski; University of Michigan; Art Institute of Chicago; Capturing the Museum Experience: Saving Electronic Media in the Galleries

  • Rachel Ward; Simon Fraser University; Small Data Industries; Something Old, Something New: Born-digital Artist’s Materials in the Archive and the Studio

For more information about the National Digital Stewardship Residency program, including information about how to be a host or partner for next year’s class, visit