Each year AHPCS offers grants towards the conservation of significant prints in institutional collections.
We encourage accredited, non-profit institutions to apply for the Shadwell Conservation Grant for the preservation of American historical prints. Artwork must be at least one hundred years old, and the institution must be a member of the AHPCS.
Wendy Joan Shadwell (d. 2007) was a past AHPCS president, an active board member, and author of many scholarly articles in Imprint. Shadwell generously left a substantial bequest to the AHPCS in support of a number of programs, including support of the preservation of American Historical prints. In 2015, the AHPCS Board of Directors voted to implement the Shadwell Conservation Grant.
The goal of the program is multifaceted:
1) To help realize Shadwell’s mandate for the use of the funds for the “Preservation of Early American Prints”
2) To ensure that a few significant prints or works on paper over 100 years old will have a longer life
3) To provide a meaningful and directed impact on actual prints in small institutions that 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, please contact:
Roger Genser, Chair
Shadwell Print Conservation Subcommittee
PO Box 5133
Santa Monica, CA 90409
Applications are accepted semi-annually with deadlines of March 31st and September 30th.