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Selected articles on NEH-supported projects.
Posted: November 8, 2010 Smithsonian American Art Museum webcast discussion of the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, a joint effort between NEH, the Smithsonian, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), American Institute for Conservation (AIC), U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help the Haitian government recover and restore Haiti’s cultural heritage after the January 2010 earthquake. Also the subject of a The New York Times article, “Rescuing Art from the Rubble of the Quake."
Posted: November 7, 2010 Philebrity interview with Nick Spitzer, host of NEH-funded American Public Radio’s American Routes program which explores the role of regional musical traditions in helping communities recover from economic or natural disasters.
Posted: October 30, 2010 The Higgins Armory Museum and faculty and students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass are using Wii-like technology to bring medieval jousting alive for visitors to the museum with an NEH Digital Start-Up grant. Article in Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Posted: October 28, 2010 KUT News in Austin, Texas on the opening of Humanities Texas’ new headquarters, a restored 1907 mansion, the Byrne-Reed House, supported by an NEH Challenge Grant.
Posted: October 21, 2010 Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art opened October 25, supported by an NEH Challenge Grant. Articles in the Fairfield Citizen, The New York Times, and The News-Times.
Posted: October 20, 2010 WCVB-TV in Boston interviews Elliot Bostwick Davis and Zakiya Thomas of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston about the museum’s new Art of the America’s wing and an NEH Challenge Grant to expand the MFA’s collection of works by African-American artists.
Posted: October 20, 2010 The New York Times article on the NEH-supported 2011 Student Freedom Ride which will retrace the 1961 civil rights bus rides that are the subject of Stanley Nelson’s PBS documentary Freedom Riders.
Posted: October 18, 2010 Articles on the ‘making of’ the NEH-funded Autobiography of Mark Twain in The Christian Science Monitor,The Daily Californian,, and PBS Newshour.
Posted: October 1, 2010 Jessie Little Doe Baird, the recipient of an NEH Preservation & Access fellowship to study and help preserve the Wampanoag language, wins a MacArthur Genius Award. Article in the Mashpee Enterprise.
Posted: August 16, 2010 Article in The Daily Lobo on an NEH grant to the University of New Mexico Libraries to digitize thousands of New Mexico newspapers, some of which are more than 150 years old, part of the National Newspaper Digitization Project (NDNP) to create a searchable database of newspapers published in America from 1690 to the present.