Delaware Art Museum announces gifts totaling $1.7 million

The Delaware Art Museum announced that it has received three generous gifts totaling $1.7 million to fully endow the Museum’s Curator of the Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art. The Bancroft Curator endowment—the Museum’s first endowed position—was supported by two anonymous donations and a gift from Peggy and Ed Woolard of Wilmington, Delaware. The endowment will be named the Annette Woolard-Provine Endowed Curator of the Bancroft Collection in honor of the Woolards’ daughter, who is also a current Delaware Art Museum Trustee. “Endowed curator positions help museums attract and retain the most talented scholars in the profession,” says Mike Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Art Museum. “We are delighted that three very generous donors chose to invest in the Museum and in the Bancroft Collection through this incredible joint gift.

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