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Dutch Tiles Records

 Collection
Identifier: DT

Scope and Contents

These are the records of curatorial associate Ella Schaap. 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. The tiles date from the 15th to 18th century. Included in the records are Schaap's report on the tiles of Netherland, based on personal observations made during her one-month stay there in 1980, as well as documentation of the NEA grant that funded the creation of the Museum's collection catalogue, published in 1984, and the related history and research compiled for it. Ms. Schaap curated the exhibition that featured the tiles. Entitled "Dutch Tiles from the Collection of the Museum of Art," the exhibition ran from March through May 1984. The records documenting it are the most extensive in this collection, and the files pertain to subjects ranging from installation planning and tile contractors to lending institutions and travel expenses.

Dates

  • 1979-1984, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Dutch Tile Records is 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

Ella Schaap joined the Museum staff in 1980 as a volunteer in the Medieval and Renaissance Decorative Arts department. During this period, the Museum divided the administration of its decorative art collections between this department and that of European Decorative Arts after 1700. By 1982, Schaap was named Curatorial Associate for the Garvan Tiles Exhibition and approximately one year later for the Dutch Tiles Collection.

Extent

6 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

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.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described during the Intern inventory project in Summer 2002. Revised by Bertha Adams and Susan Anderson in 2007. Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Dutch Tiles Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by during intern inventory project in 2002 with additions by Bertha Adams and Susan Anderson in 2007.
Date
2002, 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services

Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Contact:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States