Created by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University, Curatescape is a web and mobile app framework for publishing location-based, media-rich, narrative content using the Omeka content management system. Curatescape is an affordable, sustainable, and user-friendly solution, designed and developed to empower small to mid-sized cultural organizations, preservation groups, and educational institutions to reclaim their interpretive voice and reconnect to their communities and audiences.
The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Founded as the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization in 1979, and part of Brown University since 1995, the Public Humanities Center awards M.A. degrees in the Public Humanities. The Center is the leading graduate program in the Public Humanities, and in addition to its coursework in digital humanities, museum skills, informal learning, cultural policy, public art and nonprofit management, the Center develops research initiatives, exhibitions and public programs with local and national partners in public history, culture and the arts.
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Since 1973, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has supported the people and organizations that make Rhode Island a vital place to live, work, learn, and visit. The Council does this through grants, partnerships, and initiatives that put the humanities into action—connecting history to the present, increasing access to culture, engaging issues that matter, encouraging young people to develop their talents and identities, and ensuring that Rhode Island’s many voices are heard. The Council’s work strengthens our democracy, enrich’s Rhode Island culture, and makes the Ocean State a better place to live for generations to come.
Rhode Island Historical Society
The Rhode Island Historical Society is a Smithsonian Affiliate whose mission emphasizes access, education, and preservation. Founded in 1822, it is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book, and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work & Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.