Belle da Costa Greene Fellows to Help Curate Groundbreaking Exhibition

Theodore C. Marceau/Biblioteca Berenson, I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies


Belle da Costa Greene Fellows to Help Curate Groundbreaking Exhibition

To mark the 2024 centennial of its life as a public institution, the Morgan Library & Museum will present a major exhibition devoted to its inaugural director, Belle da Costa Greene. 

GRoW is honored to support both the Morgan Library's Belle da Costa Greene Fellows as well as the 2024 exhibition at the New York City institution dedicated to Ms. Greene's prominent career and exceptional life. 

The Morgan Library & Museum began as the personal library of financier, collector, and cultural benefactor James Pierpont Morgan, widely known as J.P. Morgan. Belle da Costa Greene, who became J. P. Morgan's personal librarian in 1905, curated the library's collection of rare illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings. When the library transformed into a public institution, she served as its first director for 24 years and was widely regarded as an authority on illuminated manuscripts.

The fellowship program in her name will prepare curatorial fellows with a working knowledge of the museum and special collections library operations, provide experience in core curatorial activities, and offer fellows opportunities to engage and interact with colleagues in other departments while gaining skills and grounding in key areas of a museum and special collections library.

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