Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada announces the recipients of the 2007-08 TD Bank Financial Group Internships

Ottawa - August 8, 2007

The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and its Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the TD Bank Financial Group Internships for the 2007-08 academic year. This year, three Internships are being awarded.

The 2007-08 TD Internship in Art Librarianship has been awarded to Jennifer Garland, of Montreal. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and is a graduate of the McGill Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She has several years of work experience in public and university libraries in the areas of special collections, conservation, cataloguing and research. During her internship at the NGC Library, Jennifer will be focused on a special project to inventory National Gallery of Canada publications from 1880 to the present, examine shelf copies, construct conservation housings, and update records. 

Melissa Bennett is the recipient of the TD Internship in Museums Collections Management. A recent graduate of York University’s Master in Art History program, she specialized in photography. At the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Melissa is working with the National Film Board of Canada Still Photography Division collection of negatives and transparencies. This initiative is preparing the ground to fully document the collection in the Gallery’s collection management system, and ultimately providing public access to this invaluable Canadian heritage resource.

A TD Internship in Art Museum Education has been awarded to Alexandra Buchanan, a graduate of the University of Leicester, where she obtained a Master of Arts in Art Museum and Gallery Studies, and of McGill University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Cultural Studies. Alexandra has experience working as a freelance journalist and a child educator in the visual arts, and has been both a volunteer with the Volunteer Circle's Looking at Pictures program, as well as an intern in Exhibitions Management at the Gallery. After spending the summer working in the Education division of the National Gallery in London, Alexandra will join the NGC’s Education and Public Programs in January to pilot a program of self-guided tours for children.

Through its Foundation, the National Gallery inaugurated the TD Internships in Art Museum Education, Museum Collections Management, Art Librarianship and Library Preservation Technology in 2004. The sponsorship of TD Bank Financial Group allows the Gallery to offer paid 12-week study and training opportunities and work experience to young Canadians.

"The TD Bank Financial Group Internships enable the National Gallery to better support the development and training of the next generation of Canadian curators, art historians, librarians, exhibition technicians, and museum educators through a formal, paid work-learning opportunity, said Pierre Théberge, Director of the National Gallery of Canada. “This is terrific for the Gallery and for the Internship recipients and we wish to sincerely thank the TD Bank Financial Group for their generous support of this program."

 “We are deeply indebted to the TD Bank Financial Group, a Founding Partner of the Foundation, for their generous, multi-year support of this invaluable program, and for their long-standing commitment to our institution,” said Marie Claire Morin, President and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation.

For information on the TD Bank Financial Group Internships, please contact Mylène Laplante, Human Resources, tel. (613) 990-0431, fax (613) 990-2756, or internships@gallery.ca.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada mandate is to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, and to further knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among Canadians. To find out more about the NGC, visit http://www.national.gallery.ca/.

About the National Gallery of Canada Foundation
The National Gallery of Canada Foundation is dedicated to supporting the National Gallery and its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, in fulfilling their mandates. By fostering strong partnerships, the Foundation provides the Gallery with the additional financial support required to lead Canada's visual arts community locally, nationally and internationally. The blend of public support and private philanthropy enables the National Gallery of Canada to preserve and interpret Canada's visual arts heritage. The Foundation welcomes present and deferred gifts for special projects and endowments.

TD Community Giving: Making a Difference Together
Children’s health, literacy and education, and the environment are the three primary areas of focus for TD’s community giving. The major flagship programs within these areas are: TD Children’s Hospital Fund, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, TD Canadian Children’s Book Week, TD Canada Trust Scholarships for Community Leadership, and the TD Summer Reading Club. In addition, through the support of our customers and employees, TD is involved with a host of national, regional and local programs in support of diversity, arts and culture and other causes. In 2006, TD donated $33 million to more than 1,600 charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada.

- 30 -

For more information, please contact:

Josée-Britanie Mallet
Senior Officer, Media Relations and Public Relations

Scott Patterson
Chief, Marketing and Communications