Through my research as a Frick Art Reference Library intern, I was taken by the correspondence between Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and Carel de Wild (1870–1922), a restorer and art dealer who advised the former. Poised at an exciting, transitional moment in the history of conservation and collecting, the story of de Wild reveals the shifting role of the early twentieth-century restorer.
Past, Present, and Future of Technology in Museums: A First-Time Participant’s Reflection on MCN 2017
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend MCN 2017, the 50th annual meeting of the Museum Computer Network, thanks to a fellowship from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Digital Library Federation. The Kress+DLF GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellowship is intended to foster connections between those who work in cultural heritage fields.