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Getty Foundation Initiative: “The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century”

As the demands of the twenty-first century museum have evolved, so too have those placed on prints and drawings curators. They must balance the need of preserving traditional curatorial skills with that of making their collections more accessible to today’s museum audiences.

That’s why the Foundation is launching The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century, an effort to strengthen curatorial practice in the graphic arts field internationally.

The initiative will kick off with grants to six institutions: the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford; the British Museum; the Courtauld Gallery in London; the Morgan Library & Museum in New York; the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam; and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Here I discuss the specifics of two of those grants and the contributions they aim to make to the field.

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