The AHPCS Print Conservation Grant Program
Wendy Joan Shadwell (d. 2007) was a past president of the AHPCS, an active board member, and author of many scholarly articles in Imprint. Shadwell generously left a substantial bequest to the American Historical Print Collectors Society in support of a number of programs, including support for 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 “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, and 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, Chair, Shadwell Print Conservation Subcommittee, PO Box 5133, Santa Monica, CA 90409 email@example.com .