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William J. Dane
(? - living) U.S.A.

William J. Dane

Historian

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Mr. Dane holds a Master's degree in Information Science from Drexel Institute of Technology. He has studied Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, the Sorbonne in Paris, the University of Nancy in France, and Harvard University. In addition, he has completed special study programs in Italy, England, Scotland, and Russia.

He is an active lecturer/teacher to both in-school and out-of-school audiences. He hosts classes on the graphic arts for a number of the area's colleges and universities, including Rutgers and New York University.

Mr. Dane also is known for the numerous museum-quality exhibitions he has curated throughout the tri-state area. During his fifty-year tenure, he has mounted more than three-hundred exhibitions.

Mr. Dane does not like to talk about his age, but it is worth noting that he was old enough to join the Army during World War II and fight through France, Belgium and Germany.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) recently bestowed upon William J. Dane its "Distinguished Service Award for 1998." Dane is the Supervising Librarian for Special Collections and the Keeper of Prints at the Library.

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