Iroquois Museum gets grant for archive expansion

One of the country’s largest collections of contemporary Iroquois art will be made available to the public for free online by the end of the year.

The Iroquois Museum in Howes Caves received a $25,000 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to continue digitally archiving its collection of more than 2,000 contemporary pieces.

Alongside 15,000 archaeological objects, almost all from Schoharie County, the museum has the most comprehensive collection of Iroquois/Haudenosaunee fine arts and craft work in the world, with more than 2,200 fine art objects, craft terms and ethnographic pieces made in the last 30 years by Iroquois artists.

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