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Curatorial Fellow, Grippe Collection, Allentown Art Museum

The Grippe Curatorial Fellow is responsible for the Peter Grippe Collection, comprised of about 12,000 works of art, including sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, collages, printing plates, and sketchbooks by Peter Grippe, with additional works by his wife, Florence Grippe, and a small selection of prints and drawings by other artists.

Known primarily as a sculptor and printmaker, Grippe took on the directorship of Atelier 17, the renowned and influential print workshop, in the early 1950s in New York.

Responsibilities ----------
· Make recommendations regarding accessioning and dispersal for works of art in the Grippe Collection. Provide specific recommendations for institutions to which to donate and a selection of works to offer to each. Make recommendations for dealers and auction houses to approach for possible sale of works. Contact institutions, dealers, and auction houses to complete the dispersal of the collection.
· Evaluate condition of artworks to determine whether conservation is necessary.
· Write a narrative explaining the criteria and reasoning for the selection of works from the Grippe Collection recommended for accessioning into the Allentown Art Museum’s permanent collection. This will be based upon an evaluation of the Grippe collection as a whole, with consideration of how this collection fits into the Allentown Art Museum’s print collection, American art collection, and overall collections.
· Conduct research as necessary to complete this work.
· Catalogue accessioned works from the Grippe Collection and enter information into database.
· Develop exhibition and project proposals based on the Grippe Collection.

Qualifications -----------
Master’s degree in Art History or a related field
1-3 years museum experience preferred
Knowledge of prints preferred
Art handling experience preferred
Excellent research and writing skills
High level of organizational skills, aptitude for detail, and ability to work well independently
Strong time management and interpersonal skills

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to:

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