Fuller Craft Museum Launches New Digital Archive of Permanent Collection
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Made possible by generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Fuller Craft Museum Digital Archive is a portal into the Museum’s Permanent Collection. With a few clicks, visitors can access images and information about a vast selection of objects from the collection. Capabilities include searching by artist/maker, title, media, keywords, and other data, browsing specific categories, and advanced search functions. This new resource offered by Fuller Craft is an important mechanism through which curators, scholars, collectors, craft enthusiasts, or museum-goers can discover the Permanent Collection of Fuller Craft Museum.
The Permanent Collection at Fuller Craft Museum spans the major craft media of wood, metal, glass, ceramic, and fiber, and includes a diverse range of object classifications, from baskets and jewelry to furniture and outdoor sculpture. The Museum began collecting craft objects in the early 1980s with new works grants from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, and ramped up in 2003 when the Museum’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to shift the focus of the institution to contemporary craft. Now, with nearly 800 objects in our collection and close to 500 emerging, mid-career, and established artists and creators, Fuller Craft represents a wide range of talent and style in contemporary craft.
Please note that this is only a selection of pieces from our Permanent Collection, not an exhaustive list. We are continually adding new information to the website, as well as new objects to our collection. Make sure to check back for updates.
This Permanent Collection digitization effort was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. With their support, we are proud to have also gotten more than 75% of our Collection photographed by renowned craft photographer Dean Powell, whose photos you will see here on our website. We further acknowledge the artists, collectors, gallerists, and donors who continue to build our Permanent Collection through their creativity and generosity.