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Conservation Grants Offered by The American Historical Print Collectors Society

The American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS) is once again offering conservation grants to museum institutions and other non-profits seeking to conserve historical prints in their collections. Please share the following notice with directors, curators, conservators, and/or registrars.

Institutions seeking funding to preserve American historical prints in their collections are invited to submit applications to the American Historical Print Collectors Society for a Wendy Shadwell Print Conservation Grant. The artwork to be treated must be at least one hundred years old and the institution must be a member of the AHPCS. Non-members seeking funding are encouraged to join the Society. For an online membership application form, please go to

Wendy Joan Shadwell passed away on October 23, 2007. She was a long-time curator at the New-York Historical Society, the author of many scholarly articles, and a past president of the AHPCS. She left a substantial bequest to the American Historical Print Collectors Society to promote interest in American historical prints. An area of special concern to Shadwell was the “Preservation of Early American Prints,” and the board of the AHPCS established the Wendy Shadwell Print Conservation Grant Program to further that aim.

Proposals for the Shadwell Conservation Grants are reviewed twice a year and are due March 31 and September 30, 2019. Awards will be announced following the board meetings of the AHPCS in May and November. For more information about the grants please contact Roger Genser, Chairperson, Shadwell Print Conservation Subcommittee, PO Box 5133, Santa Monica, CA 90409 or refer to the AHPCS website via the 'External Link' below.

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