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Princeton University Art Museum Receives Major Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

PRINCETON, N.J.- The Princeton University Art Museum has been awarded a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will support development and execution of new strategies of engagement and interpretation for all of the Museum’s collections galleries and study rooms. The $500,000 award will fund, in part, a key new Museum initiative, Activating the Collections, including the establishment of a new position, a Curatorial Fellow for Collections Engagement, who will work with curators, faculty, students, guest scholars, artists and other experts across disciplines to develop and present compelling interpretative approaches and materials. The grant also will establish the Museum Voices Colloquium, which will function as a visual arts think tank in bringing together traditional and non-traditional experts to consider new ways of understanding art of the past and present. “We are delighted to receive