Leon Levy Foundation grants Brooklyn Academy of Music $1 million
August 07, 2012
The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) recently announced a four-year, $1 million grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to turn materials from its Hamm Archives into searchable, digital materials that will benefit a wider audience. In honor of the contribution, the final work will be called the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive.
Scheduled for release in 2015, the archive will translate hardcopy materials that are part of BAM's 3,000 foot collection. The records track the evolution of contemporary performing art from 1967 to the present day. At the end of the project, BAM will host an online portal through which professors and the public can access the information.
"Not only will the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive enable us to showcase BAM's amazing collection in a more far-reaching way than ever before," said BAM Hamm Archives director Sharon Lehner. "It will also allow us to share our newfound expertise with a growing community of performing arts archives in the process of building their own digital collections, thereby making a meaningful contribution to this emerging field."
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