Published: August 13, 2002
PHILADELPHIA, PENN. – Jacqueline M. De Groff has been appointed curator of The Drexel Collection, reporting to the Vice President for University Relations Philip Terranova. De Groff was formerly the associate curator of the Dietrich American Foundation.
The Dietrich American Foundation maintains a collection of approximately 5,000 Eighteenth Century American objects, including furniture, paintings, porcelain, scrimshaw, rare books, manuscripts and maps. Numerous museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Art Gallery, have objects on loan from the Dietrich Collection.
As associate curator, De Groff oversaw exhibitions involving the Dietrich American Foundation. Most recently, De Groff curated exhibitions showcasing Windsor chairs, early American silver and fraktur, a style of lettering formerly used in German manuscripts and painting, from the Dietrich collection.
De Groff has taught art history for 12 years, including courses on “The Italian Renaissance in Florence” and “Baroque Art in Rome.” A resident of St Davids, Penn., De Groff earned her BA and MA in art history from Temple University, where she was awarded a fellowship to research her final master’s paper in Italy.
The Drexel Collection, which was established by a $1 million endowment from Anthony J. Drexel, maintains an eclectic collection of Barbizon School landscape paintings, ethnic costumes, porcelains and archaeological artifacts.
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