Amon Carter Museum Receives Support for Digitization Project

Release date: 
February 23, 2005

FORT WORTH, Texas --- Amon Carter Museum Director Rick Stewart announced today that Rob and Terry Ryan of Hamilton, Montana, have made a generous gift in support of the museum’s project to digitize its collection of American art, beginning with its widely known works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.

Once digital images of the objects are created, they will be used for a variety of projects, including a number of education initiatives on the Carter’s Web site, www.cartermuseum.org.

“The digital medium is quickly replacing film for many applications,” Stewart said. “We receive many requests for specific images, but with the old system we were not always able to satisfy the demand. Thanks to Rob and Terry Ryan, everyone will have much greater access to the Remington and Russell objects, most of which are part of Amon G. Carter’s original collection.”

Having already blazed new trails in the communications technology industry, Ryan founded Ascend Communications in 1989, which became the leading manufacturer of point-of-presence boxes for Internet providers, what he refers to as the “picks and shovels for the Internet gold rush.” Ryan then founded Entrepreneur America, a “boot camp” at his Montana ranch that helps budding high-tech entrepreneurs formulate business plans and sales techniques.

“The Amon Carter Museum has one of the most thoughtful collections of Western bronzes and paintings,” Ryan said. “Terry and I are pleased to help the Carter share their wealth through online Web access.”