June 10, 2023

UMW Art Collection Now Online

The UMW Galleries are pleased to announce that the permanent art collection is now accessible online. Simply go to our homepage at umwgalleries.org and click on the menu tab that reads “permanent collection” or follow this link http://umwgalleries.pastperfectonline.com/

There are more than 6,000 objects in the UMW Galleries’ museum collection and for the first time, they are available through this online platform. Publishing the collection online allows our students — especially those studying art, art history, and museum studies — an invaluable resource in their work. Not only does this tool enrich the UMW community, but it is also an important resource for scholars, researchers, and institutions seeking information about the artists and works in our collection.

Gallery staff will continue to make improvements to the site and the information available in the upcoming months. Specifically, UMW Gallery staff and interns are continually improving the images available by scanning works on paper in collaboration with the UMW Libraries Digital Archiving Lab.

Feel free to read a short history of the UMW Galleries on the collection home page and browse using the Random Images tab! Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator, Rachel Hutcheson, oversaw the project and will be managing the content updates.