Danielle Rice Records
Scope and Contents
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 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.
- Rice, Danielle (Creator, Person)
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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.
Biographical / Historical
Danielle Rice came to the museum in 1986 as its first Curator of Education. In 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 Programs, 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. She passed away in 2019.
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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. 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).
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. A folder level inventory was completed in December 2017 by Cassandra Shiflet.
- Guide to the Danielle Rice Records
- Finding aid prepared by Susan Anderson and Bertha Adams, with additions by Cassandra Shiflet.
- 2009, 2017
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- Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services