We are pleased to announce that Catherine Robertson is the recipient of this year’s Wolfgang Freitag Professional Development Award.
Catherine will use the funds to support her future attendance of the Rare Book School course “The History of Artists’ Books since 1950.” Catherine is currently the Library Director at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. The library’s collection includes artists’ books which traditionally support the teaching faculty in the Book Arts, Illustration, Printmaking, and other concentrations. Currently, the artists’ book collection is fledgling and underutilized. By taking this course, Catherine would like to further her professionalized knowledge of this format so that she can advocate for the development of the collection and its integration into the college curriculum. ARLIS/NA New England is pleased to be able to help Catherine attend this course.
The Wolfgang Freitag Award is made possible through the generous donations of New England Chapter members. Awarded in the amount of $1,000 to one recipient annually, it is intended to aid and encourage the professional development of chapter members and to ensure the vibrant future of the art librarianship profession.
Please join us in congratulating Catherine!