The AHPCS Announces a New Print Conservation Grant Program

Wendy Joan Shadwell passed away on October 23, 2007. She was a past president of the AHPCS, an active board member, and author of many scholarly articles in Imprint. In her last will and testament Wendy Shadwell generously leftto the American Historical Print Collectors Society a substantial bequest. One of the specific areas mentioned for the use of the bequest was for the preservation of American historical prints. In November, 2014 after receiving the final distribution, the AHPCS board created the Shadwell Bequest Committee.

At its meeting on June 25, 2015 in New Orleans, the AHPCS Board of Directors voted to implement an exciting new program, the Shadwell Conservation Grant.

Our goal is multifaceted: 1) to help realize Wendy’s mandate for the use of the funds for “Preservation of Early American Prints”, 2) to insure that a few significant prints or works on paper over 100 years will have a longer life, 3) to provide a meaningful and directed impact on actual prints in small institutions who might not otherwise do not have on site print conservation facilities, 4) to have a grant program that is simple, straight forward and not overly bureaucratic, 5) to help publicize the AHPCS and the Shadwell Bequest, 6) to foster institutional membership, 7) to encourage AHPCS members to more actively participate in the organization by being on a jury.

For more information and applications please contact Roger Genser, Chairperson,Shadwell Print Conservation Subcommittee, PO Box 5133, Santa Monica, CA 90409 genserprints@verizon.net or refer to the AHPCS website.

Click here to download the Grant Application!