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National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Art is an iteration of the NDSR program that began in 2013, with a pilot project developed by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The NDSR program was developed to bridge the gap between existing, well developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The program serves several different populations: students interested in the field of digital stewardship, partnering institutions, and the broader cultural heritage community. The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement.

NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and arts information. The program will support two nationally dispersed cohorts– each consisting of four recent postgraduates placed in host institutions for twelve-month residencies.

NDSR Art is a partnership of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS/NA, made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) via a 2016 Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program grant.



Karina Wratschko, Program Manager
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Philadelphia Museum of Art
karina.wratschko@philamuseum.org | 215.684.7656

Kristen Regina, Program Director
Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art
kristen.regina@philamuseum.org | 215.684.7651

Curriculum Development Task Force

Karl-Rainer Blumenthal (chair), Internet Archive / NDSR-NY 2014-15

Patricia Guardiola, Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania

Julia Kim, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress / NDSR-NY 2014-15

Hannah Marie Marshall, Artstor

Morgan McKeehan, Yale University / NDSR-NY 2015-16

Karen O’Connell, Georgetown University Library

Heather Slania, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art

Shalimar Fojas-White, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University (ARLIS/NA Board Member and Education Liaison)

NDSR Art Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Sarah Osborne Bender, Director of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Diane Bockrath, Archivist/Librarian, Research Library and Archives, The Walters Art Museum

George Coulbourne, Chief, Internships and Fellowships, Office of National & International Outreach, Library of Congress

David Farneth, Assistant Director, Getty Research Institute

Doug Litts, Executive Director, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago

Jacob Nadal, Executive Director of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium, Princeton University Library

Oya Yildrim Rieger, Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services, Cornell University

Grant Documentation

Grant Application Abstract | Grant Application Narrative

2017-18 NDSR Art Program Assessment2018-19 NDSR Art Program Assessment

NDSR Art Curriculum Assessment




NDSR Art is presented by
Philadelphia Museum of Art