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Schaap, Ella, 1913-2021

 Person

Ella Schaap joined the museum staff in 1956 as a volunteer. She then spent time at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1980, she came back to volunteer in what was then known as the Medieval and Renaissance Decorative Arts department. By 1982, Schaap was named Curatorial Associate for the Garvan Tiles Exhibition and approximately one year later for the Dutch Tiles Collection.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dutch Tiles Records

 Collection
Identifier: DT
Abstract This collection consists of the records of Ella Schaap, Curatorial Associate for the Garvan Tiles Exhibition (later the Dutch Tiles Collection). The material, consisting of correspondence, reports and draft writings, primarily documents the exhibition and catalogue featuring the gift of Mrs. Francis P. [Mabel Brady] Garvan of more than 230 Dutch tiles to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 1979-1984, undated

Memorandum from Ella Schaap to Anne d'Harnoncourt, 1987 August 18

 Object — Box: 25, Folder: 66
Identifier: MDE_B025_F066_004
Scope and Contents Memorandum from Ella Schaap to Anne d'Harnoncourt, George D. Widener Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Includes copies from the Dutch daily newspaper, Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant dated 1987 July 24.
Dates: 1987 August 18

Schaap, Ella and Justice, Mary Anne Dutt, 2007 January 30-2008 March 25

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents This file contains two sessions of oral history interviews with Ella Schaap, who was a curator at the Philadelphia Musuem of Art beginning in the mid 1950s. In the second interview session, Ella Schaap is joined by her friend and past colleague Mary Anne Dutt Justice, another past curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 2007 January 30-2008 March 25