Frick to Hire First Decorative Arts Curator: Campaign to Create an Endowed Position Made Possible by NEH Challenge Grant

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Bruce Cole, NEH Chairman
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded The Frick Collection a $750,000 challenge grant which, when fully matched with $3 million in private and foundation contributions, will enable the museum to appoint its first Curator of Decorative Arts, an endowed position.  The curator, a senior specialist in the field, will help to interpret the museum’s outstanding decorative arts collections (furniture, porcelain, enamels, silver, clocks), devise humanities-based programming (exhibitions, publications, lectures, and educational programs), assist with conservation issues relating to these collections, advise on acquisitions of decorative arts objects, and help to augment the Library’s holdings of reference materials and resources on the decorative arts, all with the intention of increasing the public’s awareness of and access to these outstanding collections at the Frick.