About the Print Council

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In 1956, Lessing J. Rosenwald and a group of museum directors and curators founded the Print Council of America (PCA), a nonprofit organization “fostering the creation, dissemination, and appreciation of fine prints, new and old.” Since then, the PCA has continued to grow and evolve as a professional organization with an elected membership, reflecting tremendous expansion in the fields of print curatorship, scholarship, and museum practice, and embracing the specialties of drawings, photography, and conservation. What has remained constant is our spirit of collegiality and zeal for sharing knowledge and expertise with each other, and with wide-ranging groups and individuals through our publications, website, lectures, annual meetings, and other gatherings.