Research Fellowships Program supports advanced collections research at NGC

Ottawa - September 7, 2011

The National Gallery of Canada has awarded three important fellowships in photographic research

Three visual arts researchers have each been awarded a fellowship by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) as part of its Research Fellowships Program. This program encourages and supports advanced research on the NGC’s collections, including those in the Library and Archives. For the 2011–12 academic year, the Gallery has given out three fellowships in the history of photography.

“As a key national arts institution and leader in visual arts research, the NGC believes that supporting the advancement of historical scholarship on art is an important part of our mandate.” noted NGC director Marc Mayer. “We are proud to support this research through our fellowship program. The recipients will make a great contribution to broadening the horizons of knowledge and everyone affected by the visual arts will benefit.”

The 2011–12 recipients of the NGC’s Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowships in the History of Photography are:

Elizabeth Cavaliere holds a bachelor of arts from Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, a master’s degree in art history from York University, Toronto, and is currently a doctoral candidate in art history at Concordia University, Montreal. During her residency she will study the photographs of Alexander Henderson (1831-1913) to deepen understanding of 19th century Canadian topographical landscape photography.

Jacob Lewis holds a bachelor of arts from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland and a master’s degree in art history from Williams College. He currently holds a Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellowship in the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and is also a doctoral candidate in art history at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He will use his Fellowship at the Gallery to study the photographs of Charles Nègre (1820-1880), as well as other 19th century French photographers.

Hyewon Yoon holds degrees from Seoul National University in Korea, as well as a master’s degree in art history from Harvard University, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. During her residency she will explore the Lisette Model fonds of negatives and documents in the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, as part of her research into female European émigré photographers.

About the NGC Research Fellowships Program
For more information on the National Gallery of Canada’s Research Fellowships Program, please consult the Library and Research section on the Gallery’s website: www.gallery.ca/en/library/research-fellowships-program.php, or contact Jonathan Franklin, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowships Program at 613-990-0590 or fellowships@gallery.ca.

About the NGC Library and Archives
The Library and Archives is the world’s foremost research centre for studying the advancement of the visual arts in Canada and related developments within European and North American traditions. Inaugurated in 1991, the Research Fellowship Program encourages and supports advanced research and emphasizes the use and investigation of the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, including those of the Library and Archives. They are granted through an international competition.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art, including the extensive collection of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. The Gallery also maintains Canada's premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. To do so, it maintains the largest touring art exhibition program in the world. For more information please visit www.gallery.ca

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For more information, please contact:

Naomi Grattan
Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada
613-991-0646
ngrattan@gallery.ca

Josée-Britanie Mallet
Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada
613-990-6835
bmallet@gallery.ca