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Henri Gabriel Marceau, an internationally known scholar, art historian and architect, was the Director of the Museum from 1955 to 1964. In 1926, Henri Marceau was appointed assistant curator of the Johnson Collection. Two years later he was promoted to curator. He also maintained a position as an assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania's School of Fine Arts from 1925 until 1929, when he took on the additional role of Curator of Fine Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 1933 his position at the Museum was revised to Curator of Paintings, and then to Chief, Department of Paintings and Sculpture in 1937. At this time Marceau also became Associate Director, handling much of the Director's work when Fiske Kimball was away on acquisition missions or on vacations in Europe during the summers. Marceau worked closely with Kimball at other times, and took on full directorship after Kimball's retirement. Marceau maintained his role as Curator of the Johnson Collection throughout these various appointments, and beyond them, until his death.
Included here are Marceau's Curatorial and Administrative records and correspondence.
These materials were arranged and described by Alice Lefton. Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation.
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- Funded by a grant from The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
The Henri Gabriel Marceau Curatorial Records are 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.
Two-year segments arranged in two alphabets, 1929-1930 and 1931-1932, comprise this series. Here is Marceau's correspondence as Curator of Fine Arts; also included are articles written by Marceau and some Johnson Collection material.Physical Description
1 linear foot
One alphabet includes Marceau's correspondence both as Curator of Painting and Sculpture as well as Assistant Director.Physical Description
2.5 linear feet
Here is one alphabet which includes correspondence of Marceau's when he was Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Committee for the American Exhibition of 1941 at the Royal Academy, London, as well as that of other matters.Physical Description
1 linear foot
One to two year segments in four alphabets, 1940-1941, 1942, 1943-1944, 1945-1946, are included in this series.Physical Description
2.5 linear feet