About Newportal

Newportal is a collaborative project of cultural institutions in Newport County, Rhode Island with Newport County-based collections. Our mission is to provide a free online collections database that documents and promotes Newport’s vibrant cultural heritage. Newportal encourages scholarship and discovery by facilitating access to collections across institutional boundaries.

Newportal strives to present a holistic story of Newport County’s culture and history by uniting intellectual access to collections regardless of custody. Newportal fosters collaboration across institutional boundaries by sharing knowledge, experience, skills, and encouraging greater communication within the community. Our aim is to engage the broadest possible audience, including: artists, scholars, students, armchair cultural tourists, genealogists, historians, museum and library professionals, Newport enthusiasts, and the general public.

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