Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Danielle Rice Records Edit




  • 1986-2005 (Creation)


  • 4 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    None available.

  • Processing Information

    These materials were arranged and described by Susan Anderson and Bertha Adams in 2009. Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research. Access to institutional records less than 10 years old is at the discretion of the Archivist.

  • Use Restrictions

    The Danielle Rice Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item identification and date], [Series info.], Danielle Rice Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Historical Note

    Danielle Rice came to the Museum in 1986 as its first Curator of Education. In the previous decades, the title of the department head was Chief of the Division of Education. Rice worked as Curator and then Senior Curator for the next 15 years. In Spring 2001, the Museum appointed Rice to a newly created position in the Executive Offices based on her experience and talents and the needs of the institution. As stated in that year's Annual Report, Rice became the Museum's first Associate Director of Program, which charged her with the supervision of the Museum's increasingly complex planning for exhibitions, publications and every form of educational and scholarly material. Rice left the Museum four years later to become Executive Director of the Delaware Art Museum, in Wilimington, DE.

  • Scope and Content Note

    Most of these records pertain to Rice's role as Senior Curator of Education, and consist primarily of program materials used in the Museum's teachers' workshop known as VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching). Offered every summer, VAST is an intensive two-week program for teachers of all grades and subject areas, and designed to encourage 60 participants to immerse themselves in the Museum's collections and explore the use of art as a resource in the classroom. Also included in this record group are lecture materials, publications and papers pertaining to other museum projects, such as training for new guides.