The National Gallery of Canada and the NGC Foundation announce the recipients of the 2008-09 TD Bank Financial Group Internships
Ottawa - June 27, 2008
The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the three TD Bank Financial Group Internships being awarded for the 2008-09 academic year. One of these internships is in Education and Public Programs while the other two are in Art Librarianship.
The NGC and NGC Foundation inaugurated the TD Internships in Art Museum Education, Museum Collections Management, and Art Librarianship and Archive Practice in 2004, with the support of the TD Bank Financial Group. This program enables the Gallery to offer paid 12-week study and training opportunities and work experience to young Canadians.
"The TD Bank Financial Group Internships enable the National Gallery to better support the development and training of the next generation of Canadian curators, art historians, librarians, exhibition technicians, and museum educators through a formal, paid, work-learning opportunity. This is an invaluable program for the Gallery and the internship recipients,” said the Director of the National Gallery of Canada, Pierre Théberge.
“We are very grateful to the TD Bank Financial Group, a Founding Partner of the Foundation, for their continued support of this important program, and for their long-standing commitment to our institution,” said the President and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, Marie Claire Morin.
Education and Public Programs
Catherine Nadon is the recipient of the 2008-09 TD Internship in Education and Public Programs. Ms Nadon holds a Bachelor’s degree in art history and recently completed an MA at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Building on her professional experience in art museum education and her interest in the museum-school relationship, Ms Nadon will develop and pilot a program for post-secondary groups visiting the Gallery. This project will contribute to adult programming initiatives at the Gallery.
The 2008-09 TD Internships in Art Librarianship have been awarded to Marie-Pierre Boucher of Montreal and Heather Saunders of Toronto.
Marie-Pierre Boucher studied at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec, where she was the recipient of the Edwin F. Alder Award in Art History. She obtained a Master’s in art history from the Université de Montréal, where she is now studying for a Master’s in Information Sciences. She has been involved in research and teaching at Concordia University in Montreal, with a special interest in the archiving of ephemeral artworks. Ms Boucher will be working on audiovisual materials in the Library and Archives collections.
Heather Saunders studied art history at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, before acquiring a Master’s in Library and Information Studies. She is now completing an MA in art history. In 2007, she received the Davis Art Images International Travel Award from the Visual Resources Association, and she is a practicing artist with gallery and exhibition experience. During her time at the NGC Library and Archives, Ms Saunders will focus on compiling biographical information on Canadian artists.
For information on the TD Bank Financial Group Internships, please contact Mylène Laplante, Human Resources, tel. (613) 990-0431, fax (613) 990-2756, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition, it has pre-eminent collections of Inuit, Western and European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the largest touring art exhibition programs in North America. For more information, visit www.gallery.ca.
About the National Gallery of Canada Foundation
Established in 1997, the National Gallery of Canada Foundation is dedicated to providing the National Gallery of Canada and its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, with the additional financial support needed to preserve and promote Canada's rich visual arts heritage and make art accessible and meaningful to Canadians. The blend of private philanthropy and public support is vital to the National Gallery’s ability to fulfill its vision, mission, and mandate. The Foundation welcomes immediate and deferred gifts for special projects and endowments. To find out more about the NGC Foundation, visit http://www.ngcfoundation.ca
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