Summer in the City

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Publication Date: 5/14/2008


Elizabeth Welch and President Troutt

Elizabeth Welch ’09, an art major from Austin, TX, has received a prestigious summer fellowship at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Welch will be working in the Center for Electronic Research and Outreach Services.

The Center administers reference and online programs for the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Services to researchers include the NPG Collections Information System; the Catalog of American Portraits (CAP), a national portrait archives maintaining images and data for nearly 200,000 portraits in public and private collections; and the NPG web site which features a search menu for both NPG and CAP collections.

Welch says she is excited about the work and being in the capital for the summer. “The best part is that I have access to their data base for my research needs,” she adds.