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星期五, 5月 13, 2016

INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SUPPORT TO SIX MUSEUM PRINT DEPARTMENTS THROUGH 2016 CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM







INTERNATIONAL FINE PRINT DEALERS ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCES SUPPORT TO SIX MUSEUM PRINT DEPARTMENTS
THROUGH 2016 CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

Grant Recipients are the Chrysler Museum of Art, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Harvard Art Museums, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
the RISD Museum, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of 
Missouri - St. Louis

Alison Van Denend, Library Company of Philadelphia, Summer 2014
New York, May 11, 2016 - The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) is pleased to announce the award of grants to six esteemed art institutions under the IFPDA Foundation's program to support curatorial internships in museum print collections. 
Founded in 1987, the IFPDA is the international authority on fine art prints and their connoisseurship and collection. As the leading non-profit organization of international art dealers, galleries, and publishers, the IFPDA is dedicated to increasing the appreciation for works on paper among collectors and the general public.
 
Now in its third year, the program will offer funding to awarded institutions to host a summer curatorial intern in each of their print departments, reflecting the IFPDA's belief in the importance of early career exposure to prints, as well as its commitment to fostering connoisseurship among young curators, scholars and dealers.

"With the awarding of summer curatorial internship grants, we affirm the Foundation's commitment to cultivating the appreciation of fine prints through institutional and professional contributions of the highest standard," says Michele Senecal, Executive Director of the IFPDA. "The summer internship program recognizes the museums' significant contribution to fostering professional and public appreciation of fine prints, as well as the role of young scholars in strengthening the future of the field. We are proud to support these institutions and the next generation of print specialists in their indispensable work in the field of prints."

This year's grant recipients are: the Chrysler Museum of ArtThe Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Harvard Art Museums, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the RISD Museum, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
 
Of the six, four institutions will utilize the IFPDA grant to develop new internship programs and two will expand upon existing opportunities. Each museum will offer object-based exposure to their print collection under the guidance of highly trained specialists, allowing trainees to gain in-depth experience in a variety of areas related to the archiving, handling, storage, and study of fine prints.